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N.  Y.  COLONIAL  MANUSCRIPTS 


LAND     PAPEES; 


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1643-1803. 


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LAND    PAPEKS. 


VOLUME  I. 

[Those  marked  thus  (*)  are  in  Dutch.] 

1642-1681. 


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1642.  March   28.  Deed  from   Gov.   Kieft  to   the  Rev.   Francis 

Dougthy  and  associates,  for  a  township  at  Mespath,  L.  I.,  1 
1647.  March  30.  *Deed  from  Gov.  Kieft  to  Hans  Hansen,  for  200 

morgens  of  land  at  Mespath,  L.  I., 2 

1653.  Nov.  1.  *Deed   from   Gov.    Stuyvesant   to   Ensign   Gerrit 

Jansen,  for  a  garden  lot  in  Fort  Orange, 4 

1657.  Aug.  22.  *Conveyance  to  Mighiel  Muyden  of  a  house  and 

lot  in  Winckel  straat,  in  the  city  of  N.  Amsterdam, 5 

1660.  May  7.  Conveyance   from  Cornells   Dirksen   Hoogland  to 

Joris  Jacobsen,  of  a  house  and  lot  at  the  ferry,  L.  I., . . .  6 
1663.  April  25.  *Deed  from  Gov.  Stuyvesant  to  Hendrick  Cor- 

nelissen  van  Holsteyn,  of  a  lot  of  land  at  Esopus,  village 

of  Wildwick, ;•.•;••••       7 

1665.  March  4.  Order  of  Gov.  Nicolls  respecting  the  division  of 

the  Little  Plains,  between  the  towns  of  Hempstead  and 

Jamaica,  L.  I., 8 

-n.  April  8.  Deed  from  Wm.  Goulding,  Sam  Spicer  and  others, 

for  a  tract  of  land  at  the  Neversinck,  N.  J., 9 

1666.  Small  Draught  of  land  in  difference  between  Mr.  Pell  and 

Mr.  Richbell, 10 

April  29.  Indian^deed  to  John  Budd  of  a  tract  of  land  in 
Westchester,  twenty  English  miles  north  of  Apanammis, 
bounded  on  the  south  by  Westchester  path,  on  the  east 
by  the  Blind  brook,  and  on  the  west  by  Mamorinack 
river,  and  the  north  bounds  are  sixteen   English  miles 

from  Westchester  path  up  into  the  country, 10 

May  21.  Draught  of  Eaton's  Neck,   12 

1667.  March  9.  Deed  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  Philip  Pinckney,  James 

Everts  and  others,  for  a  tract  known  as  the  "Ten  ffarmes, 

or  Eastchester," 12 

[No  date.]  Draught  of  Fordham  and  ye  Meadows, 13 


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4  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  i. 

Page. 
166V.  [No  date.]  Draughts  of  the  land  in  question  between  Mr. 

•    Betts  and  Flatbush, 14-15 

[No  date.]  *The  plot  of  Bronckx,  his  land, 61 

[No  date.]  Draught  showing  the  location  of  Bronckx  and 
Jessup's  land,  with  Mamorineck  river  in  Westchester 
county,  and  the  location  also  of  Vander  Donck's  house. 

[This  draught  is  imperfect], 17 

1664-1667.  List   of  the  several   patents  in   Kings   Co.,  granted 

by  Gov'r  Nicolls  with  their  lines, 18 

April  25.  Deed  of  Confirmation  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  Caspar 
Jacobsen,  for  land  in  Beverwick  at  Albany, 19 

May  21.  Deed  of  Confirmation  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  Arent 
Andriesen,  for  land  in  Beverwick  at  Albany, 20 

June  18.  Deed  of  Confirmation  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  Mat- 
thew Blanchan  for  a  house  and  lot  of  grounds  lying 
and  being  at  Wildwyck,  at  Esopus, 21 

July  23.  Deed  of  Confirmation  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  Roelloffe 
Swartwout  for  land  in  Wildwyck,  at  Esopus, 22 

July  23.  Deed  of  Confirmation  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  Corne- 
ll) s  Barents  Slecht,  for  between  forty  and  fifty  acres  of 
land  at  Esopus, 23 

August  6.  Record  of  a  Deed  confirming  to  Sybout  Claesen, 
two  lots  of  Ground,  one  lying  "  to  the  north  of  the  Waall," 
the  other  "to  ye  south  of  High  Street"  in  the  city  of  N. 
York, 24 

Oct.  16.  Deed  of  Confirmation  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  Manuel 
Sanders,  a  free  negro  for  a  parcel  of  land,  house  and 
garden,  marked  No.  11,  lying  on  Manhattan  Island,  near 
Stuyvesant's  Bowery, 25 

Oct.  19.  Deed  of  Confirmation  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  Cleyne 
Anthony,  a  free  negro,  for  six  acres  of  land,  lying  on 

Manhattan  Island, 26 

1668.  Feb.  1 7.  Deed  of  Confirmation,  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  Thomas 
Verdun,  for  a  lot  of  ground  in  the  city  of  New  York, 
lying  and  being  in  a  certain  lane,  or  street,  commonly 
called  by  the  name  of  the  Smee  straat, 27 

March  6.  Confirmation  Patent  for  the  town  of  Hempsteed 
on  Long  Island,  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  John  Hicks,  John 
Seaman,  Richard  Gildersleeve  and  others,  freeholders  of 
said  town, 29 

March  22.  Declaration  of  Packaponchie,  Sachem  of  Masse- 
peage,  regarding  the  bounds  of  Mattinicock  lands,  L.  L, 
[with  a  rough  draught], 30 

June  18.  Deed  of  Confirmation,  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  Izrail 
Helme,  Hendrick  Jacobse  and  others,  for  a  piece  of  land 
lying  upon  Calcoon  Hook  on  the  west  side  of  Delaware 
river, 31 

August  1.  Deed  of  Confirmation  from  Gov.  Nicolls  to  Jan 
Van  Bremen,  for  a  piece  of  land  containing  about  70 
acres,  lying  in  Katts  kill,  upon  the  North  river, 32 

Oct.  16.  Deed  from  Gov.  Lovelace  to  John  Richbell  for  a 
piece  of  land  contained  in  three  necks,  bounded  on  the  east 


vol.  i.]  LAND  PAPERS.  5 

Pago. 
1G6S.        by  the  Mamaroneck  river,  and  on  the  west  by  Gravelly 

or  Stony  brook,  which  divides  it  from  Pell's  purchase,     33 

1670.  April  13.  Deed  from  the  Indians  to  Gov.  Lovelace,  for  an 

Island  in  Hudson's  river,  commonly  called  Staten  Island, 
and  by  the  Indians  Aquehonga,  Manacknong, 34 

Aug.  10.  Deed  from  Gov.  Lovelace  to  Christopher  Bersford, 
for  a  lot  and  a  half  in  the  new  town,  laid  out  at  Esopus, 
called  Marbleton, 35 

Aug.  18.  Deed  from  Gov.  Lovelace  to  Richard  Cage,  for  a 
house  lot  in  Marbleton, 30 

Bounds  of  Carsten  Fredericksen's  land,  36 

Nov.  9.  An  account  of  every  man's  lot  upon  the  first  and 
second  pieces  of  land  belonging  to  Marbleton, 36 

1671.  March  30.  Deed  from  Gov.  Lovelace  to  Jan  Joosten  for  a 

Lot  in  Marbleton, 37 

[No  date.]  Memorandum  of  7  lots  between  Bostwick  and 
Newton,  made  by  Mr.  Nicolls  to  obtain  a  warrant  of 
survey, 38 

April  11.  '"Description  of  a  survey  of  Jacob  Kipp's  land,  on 
East  river,  on  Manhattan  Island,  by  Ja:  Corteljou, 
surveyor, 39 

June  16.  Deed  of  Confirmation,  from  Gov.  Lovelace  to 
Thomas  Young,  for  a  tract  of  land  containing  about  400 
acres,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Delaware  bay,  about  two 
miles  above  St.  Jones  creek, >     40 

Oct.  11.  Deed  of  Confirmation  from  Gov.  Lovelace  to  Gys- 
bert  Crum,  for  a  lot  of  ground  in  Marbleton,  containing 
30  acres, 41 

Oct.  11.  Deed  of  Confirmation,  from  Gov.  Lovelace  to  John 
Joesten,  for  a  lot  of  ground  in  Marbleton,  containing  30 
acres,  42 

Dec.  16.  Indian  Deed,  to  Daniel  Turneur,  of  New  Har- 
laem,  for  a  tract  of  land,  lying  upon  ye  maine  next  to  ye 
land  of  John  Archer,  beginning  at  ye  bay,  on  ye  south 
side  of  Crabb  Island,  and  so  running  along  ye  creek, 
parting  ye  maine  and  Manhattans'  Island  to  B  re  mix  land, 
extending  east  and  west  so  far  as  the  land  of  the  said 
John  Archer, 42 

1672.  Feb.  23.  Deed  from  Gov.  Lovelace  to  Jaques  Corteljou,  for 

a  parcel  of  land  at  Nayack,  in  the  patent  of  New 
Utrecht,  upon  Long  Island, 43 

Feb.  25.  *Lease  from  Gov.  Lovelace  to  Dirck  Siecken,  for  a 
tract  of  laud  in  New  York,  outside  the  Land-gate,  called 
the  old  Company's  Bowery  and  Dominies  Bouwery,  at  a 
yearly  rent  of  600  gl.  wampum, 44 

April  1 .  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  Court,  at  Kingston,  to 
Cornells  Hoogeboom  of  a  lot  of  ground  for  a  brick  yard,     45 

April  1.  *Petition  to  the  Governor  for  Confirmation  of  the 
same,  [with  draught], 45 

June  25.  Deed  from  Gov.  Lovelace  to  Tierck  Claessen  de 
Wit,  for  a  parcel  of  bush-land,  together  with  a  house, 
lot,  orchard  and  calves'  pasture,  lying  near  Kingston,  in 
Esopus, 46 


6  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  i. 

Page. 

1672.  July  3.  Bounds  of  a  tract  of  land  above  Schenectady,  pur- 

chased of  the  Maquaes  Indians,  extending  from  Schenec- 
tady 3  miles  westward,  along  both  sides  of  the  river, 
ending  at  Quaquarionu,  where  the  last  Mohawk  Castle 
stands, 47 

Sept.  5.  *Description  of  a  survey  of  Andrew  Norwood's 
land,  on  Staten  Island,  containing  150  acres, 47 

Sept.  9.  Conveyance  from  Jan  Clute  to  Jan  Jans  Bleecker, 
of  a  house  and  lot  of  ground,  on  the  hill,  in  Albany, ....     48 

1673.  Feb.  18.  *Minute  of  a  grant,  from  the  Court  at  Kingston,  to 

Jan  Mattyson,  of  a  lot  of  ground, 49 

April  14.  *Minute  of  a  grant,  from  the  Court  at  Hurley,  of 
a  lot  of  ground,  to  Albert  Hymans, 50 

June  7.  Deed  of  confirmation,  from  Gov.  Lovelace  to  Mat- 
thias Blanchan,  for  36  acres  of  land  in  the  town  of  Hurley, 
[2  copies], : 51-2 

July  15.  Grant  of  a  small  piece  of  land,  in  Albany,  lying 
Avithout  the  town,  beyond  the  north  port,  by  a  Tann-pitt, 
from  Gov.  Lovelace  to  Cornelijs  Van  Schellijne,  Shoemaker,     53 

Oct.  14.  *Deed  from  Gov.  Colve  to  Nicholas  Bayard,  of  a 
lot  of  ground  in  the  city  of  New  Orange,  [now  New 
York], 54 

1674.  Sept.  4.  *Deed  from  Gov.  Colve  to  Roeloff  Vander  Linde 

and  others,  of  a  tract  of  land  of  264  acres,  lying  on  the 
north  west  hook  of  Staten  Island, 55 

Sept.  20.  Conveyance  from  Robert  Williams  to  John  Cham- 
pion of  40  acres  of  land  lying  in  Lusum,  near  Oyster 
Bay,  on  Long  Island, 56 

Oct.  20.  *Deed  from  Gov.  Colve  to  Pieter  Jansen  Gouwanes, 
and  his  sons,  of  290  acres  of  land,  on  the  southeast  side 
of  Staten  Island, 57 

[No  date.]  Draught  showing  the  location  of  Yonker  and 
Rum  streets,  in  the  city  of  Albany,  with  the  guard  house 
and  city  gates,  [Incorrectly  endorsed  New  Jersey,] ....     58 

1675.  March  1.  *Minute  of  a  grant,  from  the  Court  at  Marbleton, 

to  Jan  Bigs,  of  a  small  piece  of  land, .  . . . , 59 

March  9.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  Court  at  Kingston  to 
George  Hall,  of  a  small  piece  of  land, 60 

Sept  2.  *Conveyance  from  the  Machicander  Indians  to  Barent 
Myndertsen,  Master  Shoemaker,  of  a  tract  of  land  con- 
taining about  74  acres,  beginning  on  the  east  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  opposite  the  end  of  Schotax  Island,  and 
extends  to  a  stream  flowing  in  between  Beeren  and 
Schuters  Islands  [with  map  and  survey],    61 

Sept.  10.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  Court  of  Hurley  to 
Hyman  Albertsen  Roosa,  of  a  piece  of  land, 61 

Oct.  1.  Deed  from  Gov.  Andros  to  Capt.  Nathaniel  Daven- 
port and  others,  for  a  neck  of  land  upon  the  north  side  of 
Staten  Island,  opposite  Shuter's  Island,  containing  about 
660  acres,  [2  copies], 62-3 

Oct.  15.  Deed,  from  Gov.  Andros,  confirming,  to  Cornells 
Hogeboom,  the  lot  of  ground  granted  him  by  the  Corpo- 
ration of  Kingston  for  a  brick  yard.  [See  page  45], ... .     64 


vol.  i.]  LAND  PAPERS.  7 

Page. 

1675.  List  of  surveys,  made  on  Staten  Island,  from  16*72  to  1677, 

by  Jaques  Cortelijou, 64 

Oct.  18.  *Description  of  a  survey  of  about  256  acres  of  land 
on  the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  for  Gideon  Marlett 
and  sous,  by  Ja:  Cortelijou, 65 

Oct.  18.  *Description  of  a  survey  of  270  acres  of  land,  on 
Staten  Island,  for  Pierre  Billeau  and  sons,  by  Ja:  Corte- 
lijou,       65 

Oct.  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land, 
lying  on  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  for  William 
Roadsby,  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor, 65 

Nov.  1.  Draught  of  a  patent  to  be  granted  to  John  Garret- 
sen,  for  land  on  Long  Neck,  upon  Staten  Island, 66 

Nov.  1.  Copy  of  the  bounds  of  243  acres  of  land  on  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island;  also  30  acres  of  salt  meadow, 
lying  at  the  mouth  of  Fresh  kill,  patented  to  Gideon 
Marlett  and  his  two  sons,  Joshua  and  Paulus, 66 

Nov.  5.  Deed  from  Gov.  Andros  to  John  Roads  for  a 
tract  of  land,  containing  600  acres,  lying  "at  the  Whore 
kill,  on  the  west  side  of  Delaware  bay,  called  Rehobah, 
lying  upon  Rehobah  bay," 67 

1676.  March  7.  Conveyance  from  Madam  Johanna  De  Laet,  wife 

of  Jeronimus  Ebbing  to  George  Hall,  of  a  tract  of  land 
lying  at  the  Great  Bridge,  at  Kingston, 68 

March  17.  *Conveyance  from  Albert  Cornelissen  Wantenaer, 
to  Peter  Simpson,  of  a  house  and  lot,  orchard  and  garden, 
in  Brooklyn, 68 

March  31.  Description  of  a  survey  of  256  acres  of  land,  on 
the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Gideon 
Marlett  and  others, 69 

March  31.  Description  of  a  survey  of  270  acres  of  land  on  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  for  Peter  Biliau  and  others,     69 

March  31.  Description  of  a  survey  of  76  acres  of  land  lying 
near  the  Great  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  for  Robert  Rider,     69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  90  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  the  Fresh  kill,  on  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Francis  Sheartree,  by  Ja:  Corteljou,  surveyor, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  180  acres  of  land  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  the  IVesh  kill,  laid  out  for  Richard  Come- 
well,  by  Ja:  Cortelijou,  surveyor, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  180  acres  of  land,  lying  at  the 
south  of  the  Fresh  kill  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Samuel  Leete,  by  Ja:  Cortilijou,  surveyor, ,     69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  180  acres  of  land,  hang  at  the 
south  side  of  the  Fresh  kill  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out 
for  Christopher  Hoagland,  by  Ja:  Cortelijou,  surveyor,. .      69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  about  90  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island, 
laid  out  for  Hans  Christead  by  Ja :  Cortelijou,  surveyor,     69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  about  90  acres  of  land,  lying  on 
the  south  side  of  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out 
for  Carston  Jonson  by  Ja:  Cortelijou,  surveyor, 69 


8  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  i. 

Pago. 
1676.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  90  acres  of  land,  lying  on 
the  south  side  of  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out 
for  Jon  :  Edsall,  by  Ja:  Cortelijou,  surveyor, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  about  90  acres  of  land,  lying  on 
the  south  side  of  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out 
for  Georg :  Corbet  by  Ja :  Cortelijou,  surveyor, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  lying  at  ye  south 
of  ye  Fresh  kill,  containing  80  acres,  with  six  acres  of 
salt  meadow  at  ye  south  of  Long  Neck,  and  4  acres  of 
fresh  in  ye  cove  to  the  north  of  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out 
for  Jon:  Sharpe  by  Ja :  Cortelijou,  surveyor, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  at  ye  south 
of  ye  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt 
meadow  on  ye  south  of  Long  Neck,  and  4  acres  of  fresh 
in  ye  cove  to  the  north  of  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out  for 
Henry  Newton,  by  Ja:  Cortelijau,  surveyor, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  at  ye 
south  of  ye  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  with  12  acres 
of  salt  meadow  in  ye  south  of  Long  Neck,  and  8  acres  of 
fresh  in  ye  cove  to  ye  north  of  Seadar  Poynte ;  laid  out 
for  Richard  Still  well,  by  Ja:  Cortelijau,  surveyor, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  at  ye 
south  of  ye  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres 
of  salt  meadew  in  ye  cove  of  Karle's  Neck,  and  4  acres 
of  fresh  in  ye  cove  to  ye  north  of  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out 
for  Tho  :  Berryman  by  Ja :  Corteljou,  surveyor, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land  lying  upon 
Karle's  Neck,  on  Staten  Island,  with  12  acres  of  salt 
meadow,  fronting,  and  8  acres  of  fresh  lying  in  ye  cove 
to  ye  north  of  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out  for  Henry  Taylor, 
by  Ja :  Cortelijau,  surveyor, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  upon 
Karle's  Neck,  upon  Staten  Island,  with  12  acres  of  salt 
meadow  adjoining  Henry  Taylors,  and  8  acres  of  fresh  in 
ye  cove  to  ye  north  of  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out  for  Elias 
Doughty,  by  Ja:  Corteljau,  surveyor,    69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  upon 
Karle's  Neck,  on  Staten  Island,  with  12  acres  of  salt 
meadow  and  8  acres  of  fresh  in  ye  cove  to  ye  north  of 
Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out  for  Tho  :  Gibbs, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  upon 
Karle's  Neck,  on  Staten  Island,  with  12  acres  of  salt 
meadow,  and  8  acres  of  fresh  in  ye  cove  to  ye  north  of 
Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out  for  Wni.  Lawrense, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  upon 
Karle's  Neck,  on  Staten  Island,  with  12  acres  of  salt 
meadow,  and  8  acres  of  fresh  in  ye  cove  to  the  north  of 
Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out  for  Thomas  Wandall, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  at  ye  head  of  ye 
meadows  between  Long  Neck  and  Karle's  Neck,  upon 
Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  meadow  and  4  acres 


vol.  i.]  LAND  PAPERS.  9 

Pago. 
1676.       of  fresh  in  ye  cove  to  the  north  of  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out 

for  Jon  :  Bissell, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  at  ye  head  of  ye 
meadows  between  Long  Neck  and  Karle's  Neck,  upon 
Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  meadow  and  4  acres  of 
fresh,  in  ye  cove  to  the  north  of  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out 
for  Thomas  Carr, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land  at  ye  meadows 
between  Long  Neck  and  Karle's  Neck,  upon  Staten  Island, 
with  12  acres  of  salt  meadow  and  8  acres  of  fresh,  in  ye 
cove  to  the  north  of  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out  for  Thos : 
Laurense, ^ 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  150  acres  of  meadow  and  upland, 
lying  upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Thomas  Wandall,  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  97  acres  of  upland  with  meadow 
proportionate,  lying  upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island, 
laid  out  for  Thomas  Berriman,  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor,     69 

List  of  Staten  Island  patents, 69 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
north  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt 
meadow,  fronting  the  said  lot,  and  4  acres  of  fresh  in  ye 
cove  to  ye  north  of  Daniel  Perrin,  adjoining  to  ye  Poynte, 
laid  out  for  Francis  Lea, ....    70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the 
northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  six  acres  of  salt 
meadow,  fronting  the  said  lot,  and  4  acres  of  fresh,  in  ye 
cove  to  ye  north  of  Daniel  Perrin's  meadow,  laid  out  for 
William  Churchill, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the 
northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  10  acres  of  salt 
meadow  fronting  the  said  lot,  and  10  acres  more  lying  at 
the  head  of  Long  Neck,  laid  out  for  William  Nicholls,     70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt 
meadow,  lying  at  the  head  of  Long  Neck,  and  4  acres  of 
fresh  in  ye  cove  to  ye  north  of  Dan :  Perrin's,  laid  out  for 
William  Welch, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  upon  the 
northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  3  acres  of  meadow 
fronting,  and  7  acres  of  meadow  at  ye  west  end  of  ye 
Island  of  meadow,  against  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out  for  Elias 
Puddington,   70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
northwest  of  Staten  Island,  with  10  acres  of  meadow 
upon  ye  Island  of  Meadow  against  Seadar  Poynte,  laid 
out  for  Robt.  Ryder, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  20  acres  of  meadow 
upon  the  Island  of  Meadow  against  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out 
for  Richard  Charleton, 70 

I.— 2. 


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Page. 
1076.  Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  20  acres  of  meadow 
at  the  head  of  Long  Neck,  laid  out  for  Thos.  Smith, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  20  acres  of  meadow 
upon  Long  Neck,  laid  out  for  Jon :  Ryder, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  meadow 
to  ye  north  east  of  Seadar  Poynte,  and  4  acres  of  fresh  in 
ye  cove  to  ye  north  of  Daniell  Perrin's,  laid  out  for  John 
Fitz  Garratt, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  5  acres  of  meadow  ad- 
jacent to  ye  creek  of  Granees,  and  5  acres  of  moore  to  ye 
northeast  of  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out  for  Tho  :  Davison, . .      70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  lying  upon  the  south 
side  of  Staten  Island,  with  5  acres  of  meadow  adjacent  to 
ye  creek  of  Granees,  and  5  acres  of  moore  to  ye  northeast 
of  Seedar  Poynte,  laid  out  for  Thomas  Younge, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  upon  ye 
northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  mea- 
dow and  4  acres  of  fresh  in  ye  cove  to  ye  north  of  Daniel 
Perrin's,  laid  out  for Turcoate, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  ye 
northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  six  acres  of  salt 
meadow,  fronting,  and  14  acres  of  meadow  upon  Long 
Neck,  laid  out  for  Sainuell  Gannepaine, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  upon  the 
northermost  part  of  Long  Neck,  upon  Staten  Island, with  6 
acres  of  salt  meadow,  fronting,  and  4  acres  of  fresh,  to  ye 
north  of  Seadar  Poynte,  in  ye  cove,  laid  out  for  Jon : 
Garrison,  70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  Long 
Neck,  on  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  meadow  and 
4  acres  of  fresh  in  ye  cove,  to  ye  north  of  Seadar  Poynte, 
laid  out  for  Andrew  Canon,  70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  Long 
Neck,  on  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  meadow  in  ye 
cove  of  Long  Neck,  and  4  acres  of  fresh  in  ye  cove  to 
ye  north  of  Seadar  Poynte  laid  out  for  Jon  :  Casee,  ....      70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  lying  upon  Long 
Neck,  on  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  meadow  in 
ye  cove  of  Long  Neck,  and  4  acres  of  fresh,  in  ye  cove 
to  ye  north  of  Seadar  Poynte,  laid  out  for  Richard 
Dodiman, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  upon 
Long  Neck,  on  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  mea- 
dow, at  ye  head  of  the  meadows  at  ye  head  of  the  fresh 
kill,  with  4  acres  of  fresh  in  ye  cove  to  ye  north  of  Seadar 
Poynte,  laid  out  for  Richard  Harny, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  4  acres  of  meadow  in 


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1676.        ye   creek  and  5  acres  more  to  ye  northeast  of  Seadar 

Poynte,  laid  out  for  Jon :  Hinchman, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  upon  the 
south   side   of  Staten  Island,  with  10  acres  of  meadow 

adjoining  in  ye  creek,  laid  out  for  Paulus  Regrence, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  upon  ye 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  meadow 
to  ye  northeast  of  Seadar  Poynte  and  4  acres  of  fresh  in 
ye  cove  to  ye  north  of  Daniell  Perrin's,  laid  out  for  Joseph 

Thorne, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  meadow 
lying  to  ye  northeast  of  Seadar  Poynte,  and  4  acres  of 
fresh  in  ye  cove  to  ye  north  of  Daniell  Perrin's,  laid  out 

for  Samuel  Curtisse, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  meadow 
to  the  northeast  of  Seadar  Poynte,  and  4  acres  of  fresh 
in  ye  cove  to  the  north  of  Daniell  Perrin's,  laid  out  for 

Tho :  Joanes, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  6  acres  of  salt  meadow 
to  ye  northeast  of  Seadar  Poynte,  and  4  acres  of  fresh, 
lying  in  ye  cove  to  ye  north  of  Daniell  Perrin's,  laid  out 

for  Thomas  Moore, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  10  acres  of  meadow  to 
ye  southeast  of  Fresh  kill,  laid  out  for  Anthony  Gleane, . .  70 
Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  12  acres  of  salt  meadow 
to  ye  northeast  of  Seadar  Poynte,  and  8  acres  of  fresh  in 
ye  cove  to  ye  north  of  Daniell  Perrin's,  laid  out  for  Ralph 

Hutchison, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  with  20  acres  of  salt  meadow 
lying  in  ye  meadow  to  ye  southwest  of  the  Fresh  kill, 

laid  out  for  Rutt  Josta  Jan  Bront, 70 

Description  of  a  survey  of  90  acres  of  land,  lying  to  the 
south  of  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Rich- 
ard Curtise, 71 

Description  of  a  survey  of  188  acres  of  land  lying  at  the 
north  side  of  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  between  ye 
two  runs  of  Karle's  Neck  and  Long  Neck,  laid  out  for 

Jon  :  Chrushshuron, 71 

Description  of  a  survey  of  188  acres  of  land  lying  at  the 

north   side  of  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  between 

Karle's  Neck  and  Long  Neck,  laid  out  for  Jacob  Pullion,  71 

Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land,  at  Staten  Island,  at 

Karle's  Neck,  at  ye  Fresh  Kill,  containing  94  acres,  laid 

out  for  Edward  Marshall, 72 

Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  at  Staten  Island  at 
Karle's  Neck  at  ye  Fresh  kill,  containing  94  acres,  laid  out 
for  Thomas  Morgan, 72 


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Page. 
1676.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  at  Staten  Island  at 
Karle's  Neck  at  ye  Fresh  kill,  containing  94  acres,  laid  out 
for  Barne  Tisen, 72 

Description  of  a  survey  of  94  acres  of  land  at  Staten  Island 
on  Karle's  Neck,  laid  out  for  Wolford  Proll, 73 

Description  of  a  survey  of  94  acres  of  land  at  Staten  Island 
on  Karle's  Neck,  laid  out  for  Jon  :  Martiline, 73 

Description  of  a  survey  of  94  acres  of  land  lying  at  Staten 
Island  on  Karle's  Neck,  laid  out  for  Isaac  See, 73 

April  15.  *Minute  of  a  grant  by  the  Court  at  Kingston  to 
Win.  Trophagen  for  20  acres  of  land, 74 

April  24.  *Description  of  a  survey  of  176  acres  of  land  upon 
Staten  Island  under  the  Yserberg  (or  Iron  Mount)  for 
Louis  Lakman  by  Ja :  Corteljau,  surveyor, 75 

April  24.  *Description  of  a  survey  of  about  96  acres  of  land 
upon  Staten  Island  adjoining  the  preceding,  laid  out  for 
Francois  Martino  by  Ja :  Corteljau,  surveyor, 75 

April  24.  *Description  of  a  survey  of  178  acres  of  land  upon 
Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Jaques  Guy  on  by  Ja :  Corteljau, 
surveyor, 75 

April  24.  *Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  land  upon 
Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  George  Cornmin  by  Ja :  Cortel- 
jou,  surveyor, 75 

April  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  40  acres  of  land  lying 
at  the  Esopus,  laid  out  for  Paulus  Paulessen  by  W.  Mon- 
tague, surveyor, 76 

May  10.  Indian  deed  to  Jackeline  Turnier  widow  and  Daniel 
Turnier  her  son,  of  New  Haerlem,  for  a  tract  of  land  at 
Mentipasse  kill  running  northerly  to  a  creek  called  Sa- 
prowha  by  Crabb  Island,  then  east  and  west  to  Bronckx 
river  in  Westchester  Co., 78 

June  5.  Deed  from  Gov.  Andros  to  Jacob  Tyse  Vander  Hey- 
den,  for  a  lot  of  ground  "  within  the  Towne's  fence,  at  the 
corner  of  the  street  by  the  plaine  "  near  the  new  Church- 
yard in  Albany, 79 

Aug.  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  belonging 
to  Marbleton  in  Esopus,  called  ye  froid  stuck  and  con- 
taining, by  estimation,  about  100  acres,  to  be  patented  to 
Wm.  Ashfordby, 80 

Sept.  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  40  acres  of  land  at  ye 
Esopas  at  ye  Mumbackers  lying  at  ye  Round  Doubt  river, 
laid  out  for  Thomas  Quicke, 81 

Description  of  a  survey  of  60  acres  of  land  at  ye  Esopas,  at 
ye  Mumbackers,  lying  at  ye  Roundoubt  kill,  laid  out  for 
Charrat  Clause, 81 

Description  of  a  survey  of  32  acres  of  land  at  the  Esopas  at 
ye  Mumbackers,  lying  by  ye  Roundout  kill,  laid  out  for 
Aron  ifranse, 81 

Sept.  5.  *Memorandum  of  the  dimensions  of  a  piece  of  wild 
land  at  Kingston,  for  Tjerck  Claesen, 82 

Sept.  5.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingston  of 

the  preceding  tract  of  land  to  the  same, 83 

Sept.  5.  Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  of  Kingston  to 


vol.  i.]  LAND  PAPERS.  13 

Pase- 
1676.        Mattys  Mattison  and  Dirck  Jansen  Skiprnouse,  of  a  piece 

of  land  near  that  village, 84 

Sept.  15.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  corporation  of  Kings- 
ton to  Captain  Chambers  of  a  piece  of  land  lying  on  the 
great  kill, 85 

Sept.  21.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingston,  to 
Wessel  Ten  Broeck  of  a  certain  marsh  containing  14  acres,     86 

Sept.  25.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingston  to 
William  Ashfordby,  of  104  acres  of  land  in  Marbleton, 
situated  behind  the  Kaelebergh  and  called  the  fifth  stuck, 
and  4  acres  at  the  same  place  near  a  tract  called  the  sixth 
stuck, 86 

Sept.  27.  *Petition  of  Jan  Adriansen,  Michael  Mot  and  other 
troopers  of  Kingston,  praying  the  grant  of  a  valley  in  the 
neighbourhood  of  that  village  for  the  pasture  of  their 
horses, 87 

Oct.  1 .  Conveyance  from  Frederick  Hussey  to  Claes  Tunis- 
son,  of  a  lot  of  land  of  about  50  acres,  in  Marbleton,. ...      88 

Oct.  2.  Draught  of  a  patent  to  Wessel  Ten  Broeck,  for  a 
marsh  at  Kingston, 88 

Oct.  2.  Deed  from  Gov.  Andros  to  Anthony  Addison,  for  a 
certain  parcel  of  land  above  Marbleton  in  Esopus,  lying 
over  against  the  Kael  Bergh,  called  by  the  name  of  Brooke- 
boone  hook,  containing  the  quantity  of  20  acres, 89 

Oct.  2.  Deed  from  Gov.  Andros  to  William  Trophagen  for  a 
certain  piece  of  land  at  Esopus,  lying  north  east  from 
Capt.  Thomas  Chambers'  ffarm,  containing  about  10  acres, 
as  also  another  piece  of  land  containing  10  acres,  lying 
north  and  south,  alongst  the  greate  creeke  or  kill  to  the 
water  kolch, .  . . « 90 

Oct.  2.  Draughts  of  the  aforesaid  patents  to  Trophagen  and 
Chambers, 91 

Oct.  2.  Deed  from  Gov.  Andros  to  William  Ashfordby,  for  a 
certain  piece  of  land  belonging  to  Marbleton  in  Esopus, 
lying  behind  the  Kaelbergh,  called  by  the  name  of  the 
fifth  piece  containing  about  one  hundred  and  four  acres, 
and  also  about  4  acres  on  the  sixth  piece  to  the  east  of 
the  Kaelbergh, 92 

Oct.  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  372  acres  of  land  "lying 
upon  ye  easterne  side  of  Staten  Island,"  laid  out  at  ye  re- 
quest of  Andrew  Norwood  of  ye  Island  of  Barbados, 
merchant,  by  Ro :  Ryder,  deputy  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 93 

Oct.  7.  Description  of  the  meadow  land  assigned  to  the  fore- 
going by  Ro :  Ryder,  deputy  surveyor, 94 

Nov.  13.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  one  acre  of  fliy 
lying  upon  ye  towne  of  Kingston  at  Esopus,  laid  out  by 
order  of  ye  magistrates  of  Esopus  for  Wessel  Ten  Brooke,     96 

Description  of  a  survey  of  about  7  acres  of  tfly  before  ye 
.  towne  of  Kingston  at  Esopus,  laid  out  for  Matias  Mati- 
son  Derricke  Jonson  Schapemos, 96 

Description  of  a  survey  of  8  acres  of  ffly  lying  before  ye 


14  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol. 


1676.  towne  of  Kingston  at  Esopus,  laid  out  for  ye  troopers  of 
Esopus, 96 

Description  of  a  survey  of  20  acres  of  land  being  part  of  a 
tract  known  as  the  Butterfield,  lying  to  ye  southwest  of 
Marbletown,  laid  out  for  George  Hall,  [with  draught,] ...      97 

Description  of  a  survey  of  20  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  a 
tract  known  as  the  Butterfield,  lying  to  ye  southwest  of 
Marbleton,  laid  out  for  Sam :  Leette,  [with  draught,] 97 

Description  of  a  survey  of  22  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  a 
tract  known  as  the  Butterfield,  lying  to  ye  southwest  of 
Marbletown,  laid  out  for  Thomas  Kerton,  [with  draught,]     97 

Description  of  a  survey  of  28  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  a 
tract  known  as  Butterfield,  lying  to  ye  southwest  of  Mar- 
bletown, laid  out  for  Jon.  Kerton,  [with  draught,] 97 

Nov.  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  30  acres  of  land  on  Man- 
hattan Island  upon  the  East  river,  laid  out  for  Gabriell 
Curtese  by  Bo :  Ryder,  surveyor, 97 

The  bounds  of  the  town  of  Southampton,  given  in  by  C. 
Howell, 98 

The  bounds  of  the  town  of  Southold,  as  in  the  record, 98 

Draught  of  a  patent  confirming  to  Lewis  Morris  a  tract  of 
land  "  lying  and  being  upon  the  main  over  against  the 
town  of  Harlem,  commonly  called  Bronckx  land," 98 

French  draught  of  part  of  Staten  Island, 99 

Dec.  8.  Description  of  400  acres  of  land  in  Cedar  creek,  laid 
out  for  Jas.  Loten, 100 

Dec.  12.  Description  of  a  survey  of  60  acres  of  land  on  Man- 
hattan Island,  lying  to  the  north  of  Turtle  bay  and  south- 
west of  the  land  of  Jacobus  Fabretius  for  Cornelius  Mat- 
ison  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor, 100 

Dec.  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  an  island  in  Rondout 
river,  containing  73  acres,  commonly  called  by  the  In- 
dians, Assincke  Island,  with  16£  acres  near  the  same,  laid 
out  for  Henry  Bateman  and  Herman  Hendricks,  by  Ro : 
Ryder,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 100 

1677.  Jan.  27.  Description  of  a  survey  of  60  acres  of  land  on  Man- 

hattan Island,  bounded  in  front  by  the  river  and  on  the 
northwest  by  the  commons,  laid  out  for  Jacobus  ffabri- 
sius  by  Ro :  Ryder,  deputy  surveyor, 101 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  John  Dally  praying  a  grant  of  a  tract 
of  land  lying  in  the  rear  of  his  lot  upon  the  south  side  of 
Staten  Island, 101 

March  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  ground  in 
Smith's  streete  in  the  city  of  New  York,  "  no w  inhabited 
by  Jon :  Henry,  formerly  possessed  by  his  wife  Mary,  ye 
widow  of  George  Dobson."     Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor, 102 

March  15.  Description  of  a  survey  of  30  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  Manhattan  Island,  to  ye  northeast  of  Turtle  bay, 
laid  out  for  John  Danielson  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor,. . .   103 

[No  date.]  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the 
town  of  Marble,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Esopus 
kill,  laid  out  for  George  Hall  and  others  by  Leonard 
Beckwith,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 103 


vol.  i.]  LAND  PAPERS.  15 

Page. 
1677.  March  16.  Copy  of  Wynant  Pieter's  patent  for  a  certain  piece, 
of  upland  at  the  Redhook  or  point  over  against  Nuten 
Island  within  the  limits  of  Brucklyne  in  the  west  riding 
of  Yorkshire  upon, 104 

March  16.  *Description  of  a  survey  of  a  parcel  of  land  on 
the  Kil  van  Kol  upon  Staten  Island,  containing  160  acres, 
together  with  12  acres  of  valley,  laid  out  for  Peter  Jan- 
sen  GoAvanes  by  Ja :  Corteljou,  surveyor, 105 

March  16.  *Description  of  a  survey  of  a  parcel  of  land  con- 
taining 172  acres,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island, 
adjoining  the  mill  land,  laid  out  for  Gerrit  Croose  by  Ja: 
Corteljou,  surveyor, 106 

March  19.  Certificate  of  the  deputy  mayor  and  alderman 
Lewis  of  New  York,  in  relation  to  John  Henry's  lot  in 
that  city.  (Seepage  102.) '. 107 

March  28.  Draught  of  a  patent  to  for  a  tract 
of  land  in  the  west  Riding  of  Yorkshire,  upon  Long 
Island,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  the  new  lots  belonging 
to  Flattbush, 108 

March  28.  Draught  of  a  patent  to  Arien  Hendricksen,  for  a 
tract  of  land  in  the  west  Riding  of  Yorkshire,  upon  Long 
Island,  lying  near  the  new  lots  belonging  to  the  town  of 
Flattbush, 108 

April  6.  Surrender  of  Richard  Patteshall  of  all  interest  in  the 
patent  granted  by  Gov.  Andros  to  him  in  partnership 
with  Capt.  Nathaniel  Davenport  and  others,  for  a  tract 
of  land  on  Staten  Island, 109 

April  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  30  acres  of  land  upon 
Manhattan  Island,  on  the  river  side,  laid  out  for  George 
Elphenstone,  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor, 110 

April  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  32  acres,  upon  Manhat- 
tan Island,  on  the  river  side,  laid  out  for  Jacob  Younge, 
by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor, 110 

*Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  of  Kingston  to  Albert 
Gevertson,  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the  opposite  side  of  the 
kill,  which  runs  through  the  Esopus  land, 110 

May  8.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingston  to 
Jan  Williamsen  Hoogtig,  of  about  8  acres  of  land, Ill 

May  8.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingston,  to 
Lieut.  George  Hall,  of  6  acres  of  land  over  the  Mill  kill,  112 

May  8.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingston,  to 
Joost  Adriansen,  for  6  acres  of  land  over  the  Mill  kill,  . .    113 

May  26.  *Deed  from  the  Esopus  Indians  to  Louis  Dubois 
and  associates,  of  a  tract  of  land  over  the  Rondout 
kill,  beginning  at  the  high  hill  called  Moggonck,  thence 
southeast  to  Juffrous  Hook  in  the  Long  Reach  on  the 
great  river  (called  in  Indian  Magaat  Ramis),  thence 
north  to  the  Island  called  Rappoos,  lying  in  the  Kromme 
Elbow,  at  the  commencement  of  the  Long  Reach,  thence 
west  to  the  High  hill  to  a  place  Waracahaes  and  Tawa- 
eretagne,  along  the  High  hill  southwest  to  Moggonck, 
with  free  access  to  the  Rondout  kill,  (New  Paltz.) 114 

June  2.  Description  of  a  survey  of  "  80  acres  of  land  and  10 


16  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  i. 

Page. 
1677.        acres  of  meadow,"  lying  upon  the  west  side  of  Staten 
Island,  by  the  river  side,  laid  out  for  Etiene  Gayneaw,  by 
Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor, 115 

[No  date.]  Draught  of  a  patent  to  Richd.  Charlton,  for  160 
acres  of  land,  with  20  acres  of  meadow  lying  upon  the 
northwest  side  of  Staten  Island, 117 

June  28.  Surrender  of  Tho :  Thacher,  on  behalf  of  the 
widow  of  Nathaniell  Davenpoi*t,  deceased,  of  land  on 
Staten  Island,  granted  to  the  said  Nathaniell  Davenport, 
in  his  life-time  and  since  unimproved, 118 

July  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  30  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  Manhattan  Island,  to  ye  southwest  of  Murdanies 
my,  between  the  commons  of  Harlem  and  Hudson's  river, 
laid  out  for  Hen :  Hendrickson  Bosh,  by  Ro :  Ryder,  sur- 
veyor,      119 

July  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  60  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  Manhattan  Island,  by  ye  Coble  kill,  upon  the  East 
river,  laid  out  for  David  Deffore,  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor,  120 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Jonathan  Right,  John  Embree  and 
others,  inhabitants  in  the  town  of  Flushing,  upon  Long 
Island,  praying  a  warrant  to  survey  60  acres  of  land  for 
each  of  them,  pursuant  to  the  Governor's  order, 120 

July  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  30  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  the  river  on  the  southeast  side  of  Manhattan  Island, 
laid  out  for  John  Benew,  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor, 121 

[No  date.]  Dimensions  of  the  land  for  John  Turwell  of 
Hampstead,  lying  on  Cow  Neck,  at  a  place  called  ye 
Barey  Beck,  being  bounded  on  the  south  by  Hampstead 
Harbour, 121 

July  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  60  acres  of  land  upon 
Manhattan  Island,  on  the  East  river  side,  laid  out  for  Jon : 
Bassett,  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor, 122 

Sept.  24.  Petition  of  John  Garton,  of  Marbleton,  hi  Esopus, 
for  leave  to  build  an  habitation  on  his  lot  in  the  fourth 
stick,  with ' 122 

Oct.  6.  Report  in  favour  of  granting  the  same, 122 

Petition  of  Anthony  Addison,  to  whom  a  tract  of  land  has 

been  granted,  not  far  from  Marble,  but  remote  by  reason 

of  the  kill,  requesting  leave  to  live  over  ye  kill,  and  also, 

:  that  a  certain  parcel  of  land  containing  about  20  acres, 

may  be  granted  him,  with, 122 

Oct.  6.  Report  in  favor  of  granting  the  same, 122 

Sept.  25.  *Petition  of  Claes  Teunissen,  for  a  deed  of  lot  of 
land  at  Marbleton, 123 

Sept.  25.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingston,  tc 
Jacob  Rutgerson,  of  a  piece  of  land  containing  40  acres,  124 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  John  Rodhs,  praying  a  grant  of  500 
acres  of  land  lying  upon  the  south  side  of  a  creek  called 
Slatter  creek,  and  on  ye  north  side  of  a  neck  of  land 
called  Plomhooke, 124 

Sept.  27.  *Indian  deed  to  Jacob  Rutgerson,  of  40  acres  of 
>  i  i        land  at  Kingston, 125 


vol.  i.]  LAND  PAPERS.  17 

Page. 
1677.  Sept.  27.  *Conveyance  from  Jan  Boi-hans  to  Joost  Andrian- 

sen,  of  a  house  and  lot  situated  in  Kingston, 126 

Sept.  29.  Deed  from  Gov.  Andros  to  Henry  Newton  for  90 
acres  of  land,  with  meadow  proportionate,  lying  at  Karle's 
Neck,  upon  Staten  Island, 127 

Oct.  8.  Deed  from  Gov.  Andros  to  Tjerck  Claesen,  of  a  piece 
of  woodland  containing  about  50  acres,  lying  at  Kingston, 
in  Esopus,  to  ye  west  of  the  towne,  128 

Oct.  8.  Deed  from  Gov.  Andros,  to  the  troopers  of  Esoptis, 
of  7^  acres  of  land,  lying  beneath  the  towne  of  Kingston,  129 

Oct.  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  25  acres  of  land  upon 
Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Andrew  Norwood,  and  lying 
to  the  northward  of  his  plantation.    Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor,  130 

Oct.  16.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  small  piece  of  ground, 
about  one  quarter  of  an  acre,  on  Manhattan  Island,  lying 
by  the  edge  of  ye  hill  near  ye  fresh  water,  laid  out  for 
Nicholas  Demeyer,  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 131 

Oct.  22.  *Petition  of  Louis  du  Bois  and  others,  for  a  patent 
at  the  Esopus, 132 

Oct.  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  144  acres  of  upland  and 
18  acres  of  meadow,  lying  upon  the  south  east  side  of 
Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Nathaniel  Brittaine,  by  Ro : 
Ryder,  surveyor, 133 

Oct.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  124  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  ye  New  Dorp,  on  Staten  Island,  formerly  called  ye 
Governor's  lot,  laid  out  for  Obadiah  Holmes,  by  Ro : 
Ryder,  surveyor, 134 

Oct.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  78  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  ye  New  Dorp,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Jon : 
Watson,  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 135 

Oct.  25.  Patent  from  Gov.  Andros  to  the  freeholders  and  in- 
habitants of  the  town  of  Oysterbay,  L.  I., 136 

Oct.  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  35  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  ye  Island  Manhattan  at  ye  sand  hills  neare  the  Bow- 
ry,  laid  out  for  Wolfert  Webber,  Henricke  Cornelius  and 
Bastian  Elson,  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 137 

Oct.  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  108  acres  of  meadow 
and  upland  lying  at  ye  New  Dorpe  upon  Staten  Island, 
laid  out  for  Jon:  Kingdom  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor,.  ...    139 

Oct.  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  109  acres  of  meadow  and 
upland  lying  at  ye  New  Dorp  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out 
for  Daniell  Still  well  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 140 

Oct.  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  275  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  ye  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  William 
Dyer  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 141 

Oct.  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  78  acres  of  land  lying  at 
ye  New  Dorp  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Richard 
Dodiman  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 142 

Oct.  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  90  acres  of  meadow  and 
upland  lying  upon  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out 
for  Robert  Goldsberry  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 143 

Oct.  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  69  acres  of  land  lying 


18  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  i. 

Pago. 
1677.        upon  ye  southeast  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Hen- 
ry Comely  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor, 144 

Oct.  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  79  acres  of  land  lying  up- 
on ye  southeast  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Richard 

Michell  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 144 

[No  date.]  Draught  of  a  patent  to  Cornelius  Mattyson  for 
60  acres  of  land  upon  the  Island  Manhatans  lying  to  the 

northward  of  Dewtel  bay, 145 

Oct.  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  73  acres  of  land  lying 

upon  the  southeast  side  of  Staten  Island  under  ye  hills, 

laid  out  for  Thomas  Stillwell  by  Ro:  Ryder,  surveyor,. .   145 

Oct.  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  78  acres  of  meadow  and 

upland  lying  upon  Staten  Island  on  ye  hills,  laid  out  for 

William  Stillwell  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 145 

Oct.  31.  Description  of  a  survey  of  246  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  William 

and  Peter  Jonson  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 146 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Henry  Pawling  for  a  grant  for  a  piece 
of  ffleyland  lying  under  Hurley  joining  to  Wasmaker's 
land,  being  about  20  acres  or  thereabouts,  as  also  a  piece 
of  land  lying  over  against  Cuxing  on  ye  west  side  of  the 
Redout  kill,  with  a  small  piece  of  woodland  together  40 

acres  or  thereabouts  lying  under  Marbletowne, 146 

Oct.  31.  Description  of  a  survey  of   82  acres  at  the  New 

Dorp,  laid  out  for  Jon.  Dawley  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor,  147 
Oct.  31.  Description  of  a  survey  of  98  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  the  southeast  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 

Frans  Laurus  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 147 

Oct.  31.  Description  of  a  survey  of  98  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  the  southeast  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 

Samuel  Curtise  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 147 

Nov.  *Draught  of  Martin  Gerritson's  24  acres  of  land.     By 

Peter  Meesey  Vrooman.     E.  A.  Apple,  1677, 148 

Nov.  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  15  acres  of  land  lying 
near  the  Bowery  on  the  Island  Manhatans,  laid  out  for 
Peter  Jansen  of  ye  Bowery  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor,. . .  149 
Petition  of  Bartell  Claesen  and  Dirk  Johnson  Vander  Vliet, 
overseers  of  ye  towne  of  Flattbush,  praying  that  the  quit 
rent  upon  the  new  lots  of  land  containing  30  acres,  or 
thereabouts,  granted  to  ye  town  of  Flatbush,  by  a  general 

patent,  may  be  remitted, 149 

*A  plott  for  Gerrit  Lennox  land,  containing  78  acres, 150 

1678.  April  13.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingston,  to 

Wessel  Ten  Broeck,  for  a  lot  of  wild  land, 151 

Copy  of  Wynant  Pieter's  patent,  for  a  certain  piece  of  upland, 
at  the  Red  Hook,  or  point  over  against  Nuten  Island, 
within  the  limits  of  Brucklvne,  in  the  west  riding  of  York- 
shire, upon  Long  Island,   151 

Dec.  28.  Indian  deed  to  Louis  Dubois,  for  land  at  the  Esopus, 
embracing  ye  lands  on  both  sides  of  ye  creeke,  and  ye 
land  called  in  ye  Indian  tongue  Pawachta  to  Pakaseek, 
Wakaseeck,  Wakankonach, 152 

1679.  April  11.  Description  of  the  bounds  of  a  parcel  of  wood- 


vol.  l]  LAND  PAPERS.  19 

Pago. 
1679.        land,  lying  on  ye  south  side  of  Kingstowne,  and  a  small 
meadow,  lying  and  being  by  the  mill  creek  to  ye  west  of  a 
rocky  hill,  containing,  in  all,  16  acres,  with  a  house  lot  in 
Kingstowne,  granted  to  Wm.  De  Meyer, 153 

April  28.  *Conveyance  from  the  court,  at  Albany,  to  Jan 
Clute,  of  lot  No.  11,  on  the  hill,  in  Albany,  dated  8th  of 
June,  1668,  N.  S.,  with  certificate  on  the  back  that  it 
properly  belongs  to  Capt.  Clute,  who  desires  a  patent  for 
the  same,  having  sold  it  to  others, 154 

May  2.  Letter  of  Robert  Sanders  to  Capt.  Matthias  Nicolls, 
in  relation  to  a  patent  to  include  ye  Bowery,  and  a  piece 
of  wood  land  bought  of  the  Indians,  and  lying  to  ye  south 
of  his  Bowery,  with  Walleviss  Island, 154 

June  9.  Draught  of  Roelofie  Hendrick's  patent  at  the  Esopus,  155 

July  1 .  Agreement  between  Capt.  James  Carteret  and  Mrs. 
Elizabeth  Bedlow  for  his  resignation  of  Love  Island,. . . .   155 

July  5.  Order  from  the  court  held  for  the  Whorehill  to  have 
Barnard  Hodge's  land  surveyed, 157 

July  23.  Description  of  the  bounds  and  measure  of  lot  No. 
11,  on  which  a  house  now  stands,  to  be  granted  to  C.  J. 
Cluet,  without  quit  rent,  J.  J.  Bleecker  being  concerned,  158 

Aug.  18.  Letter  of  Robert  Sanders  to  Capt.  Matthias  Nicolls, 
in  relation  to  the  land  for  which  he  desires  a  patent.  (See 

page  154,) 158 

1677.  Sept.  29.  Deed  of  Confirmation  from  Gov.  Andros  to  Domo: 
Johannis  Theodore  Polhemius  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the 
town  of  Midwout,  in  the  west  riding  of  Yorkshire,  upon 
Long  Island, 159 

1679.  Nov.  8-  Draught  of  Conveyance,  from  Gabriel  Minvielle,  to 

George  Lockart,  of  a  tract  of  land,  within  the  limits  of 
the  town  of  Woodbridge,  in  the  province  of  New  Jersey,  159 

Dec.  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  35  acres  of  land,  lying 
near  ye  Fresh  kill,  upon  ye  Island  Manhatans,  laid  out  for 
Peter  Jacobsen,  by  Ro:  Ryder,  surveyor, 160 

Dec.  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  30  acres  of  land,  lying 
near  ye  Basse  Bowry,  upon  the  Island  Manhatans,  laid 
out  for  Yealous  Johnson,  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor, 160 

Dec.  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  30  acres  of  land,  lying  at 
ye  reare  of  ye  lotts  at  ye  greate  kill,  upon  the  Island 
Manhatans,  laid  out  for  Solomon  Peterson,  by  Ro :  Ryder, 
surveyor,  160 

Dec.  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  30  acres  of  land  lying  at 
ye  Fresh  kill,  upon  the  Island  Manhatans,  laid  out  for 
Casper  Caster,  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  surveyor, 160 

Dec.  11.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  house  lot  in  Broad 
street,  in  the  city  of  New  York,  surveyed  at  the  request 
of  the  owner,  Mr.  George  Cobbett,  by  Ro :  Ryder,  sur- 
veyor, [with  draught,] 161 

Two  draughts  of  land  undescribed,  162 

[No  date.]  ^Description  of  a  survey  of  a  neck  of  land,  upon 
Staten  Island,  containing  932  acres,  laid  out  for  Christo- 
pher Billip,  by  Ro:  Ryder,  surveyor,  [with  draught,].  . .    163 

1680.  Feb.  14.  Report  of  Elias  Doughty  and  others,  in  relation  to 


20  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  i. 

Page. 
1680.        the  bounds  of  the  patent  granted  to  Thomas  Fisher,  for 

the  land  known  as  Cornbcrry  Neck, 163 

[No  date.]  Draught  of  a  confirmation  patent  to  John  Gerrits, 
for  48  acres  of  land,  lying  by  the  town  of  New  Utrecht, 
in  the  west  riding  of  Yorkshire,  upon  Long  Island,  with 
about  4£  acres  of  meadow,  and  a  lot  of  ground  lying  on 
the  north  side  of  John  Ceelan,  and  on  the  southeast  of  the 
swampe, 164 

July  5.  Petition  of  Thomas  Higby  and  others,  inhabitants 
of  the  town  of  Huntington  for  a  neck  of  meadow  land,  at 
the  south,  which  is  not  yet  purchased, 164 

July  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  an  island  at  the  rocky 
point  of  the  Rondout  kill,  about  the  quantity  of  six  acres ; 
also  a  parcel  of  meadow  land,  at  the  west  side  of  the 
Rondout  kill,  in  the  neighborhood  of  said  island,  contain- 
ing about  40  acres,  with  a  parcel  of  Woodland,  commonly 
called  Pamahaky  and  Bartman's  koke,  containing  about 
one  hundred  acres,  laid  out  for  Michael  Garton, 165 

[No  date.]  *Draught  of  Robert  Sander's  land, 166 

Aug.  13.  Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingston  to 
John  and  William  Demeyer  and  Matthias  Mattison,  of 
about  6  acres  of  land,  under  the  fall  of  the  Platte  kill ; 
also  wood  land,  as  far  as  they  have  need  to  cut  wood,  for 
the  saw  mill, 167 

[No  date.]  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  piece  of  land  lying 
at  the  Esopus,  laid  out  for  Michael  Garton, 168 

Sept.  16.  *Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingston,  to 
Win.  De  Meyer,  of  a  lot  of  wild  land,  over  the  mill  kill, 
south  of  Kingston,  containing  16  acres,  with  3  acres  of 
valley ;  also  a  house  lot, 169 

Sept.  28.  Petition  of  Jean  Guenon,  Francois  Breteau  and 
Jean  Apre,  inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Flushing,  for  more 
than  20  years,  praying  a  further  grant  of  land,  proportion- 
ate to  the  other  inhabitants  of  said  town, 170 

Nov.  2.  Certificate  of  the  corporation  of  Kingston,  to  the 
eflect  that  Wm.  De  Meyer  is  the  right  owner  of  half  of 
the  mill  and  kill  called  by  the  name  of  the  Platte  kill,  in 
company  with  Matias  and  John  Mattison, 170 

Nov.  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  180  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  northeast  side  of  Staten  Island,  joining  the  north- 
west side  of  the  farm  of  Col.  Francis  Lovelace,  laid  out  for 
Phillip  Welles  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]  171 

Nov.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  neck  of  land,  upon  the 
northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  containing  600  acres, 
laid  out  for  John  West  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 172 

Nov.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  38  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Jacob 
Cornells,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]. .    173 

Nov.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  98  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  James 
Gilles,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 173 

Nov.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  91  acres  of  land,  lying 


vol.  1.]  LAND  PAPERS.  21 

Pago. 
1680.        upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Jacob 

Corbet,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]. ...   174 

Nov.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  91  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Edrnond 
Arosmith,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]. .    175 

Nov.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  145  acres  of  land 
lying  upon  the  northeast  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out 
for  Lambert  Dorland,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] , 176 

Nov.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  68  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  John 
Lee,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 177 

Nov.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  91  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Edward 
Clarke,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] ....    178 

Dec.  2.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  piece  of  ground  situated 
on  the  south  side  of  Stoney  street,  known  by  the  name  of 
the  ground  of  the  five  houses,  now  laid  out  into  4  lots,  No. 
1  for  Capt.  Brockholes,  No.  2  for  Jno.  Darvall,  No.  3  for 
Step :  Courtland,  No.  4  for  Phillip  Welles,  surveyed  by 
Phillip  Welles,  [with  draught,] 179 

Dec.  6.  Description  of  a  survey,  of  about  150  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Anonias  Turner,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 180 

Dec.  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  68  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Philip  Bendall,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] ^ 181 

Dec.  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  135  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
John  Taylor,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]  182 

Dec.  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  134  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  against  Suters 
Island,  laid  out  for  Anonias  Turner,  by  Phillip  Welles, 
surveyor,  [with  draught,] 183 

Dec.  12.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  144  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
James  Graham,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 184 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  88  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  the  south  side  of  Fresh  kill,  on  Staten  Island, 
laid  out  for  Robert  Waite,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 
[with  draught,] 185 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  88  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  the  south  side  of  the  Fresh  kill,  on  Staten 
Island,  laid  out  for  Francis  Pew,  by  Phillip  Welles,  sur- 
veyor, [with  draught,] 186 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  90  acres  of  wood 
land,  lying  upon  the  south  side  of  Fresh  kill,  on  the  north- 
west side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Richard  Curtis, 
by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 187 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  wood  land, 


22  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  i. 

Page. 
1680.        lying  upon  the  south  side  of  Fresh  kill,  on  the  northwest 
side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Daniel  Stillwell,  [with 
draught,] 187 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  wood  land, 
lying  upon  the  south  side  of  Fresh  kill,  on  Staten  Island, 
laid  out  for  William  Elston,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 
[with  draught,] 188 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  wood  land, 
lying  upon  the  south  side  of  Fresh  kill,  on  Staten  Island, 
for  Francis  Walker,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 188 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  228  acres  of  wood  land 
and  20  acres  of  meadow,  lying  upon  the  northwest  side 
of  Staten  Island,  near  Smoaking  Poynt,  and  formerly  pos- 
sessed by  William  Dyer,  laid  out  for  George  Loclort  by 
Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 189 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  wood  land 
and  16  acres  of  meadow,  lying  upon  the  northwest  side 
of  Staten  Island,  near  Smoaking  Poynt,  laid  out  for 
Thomas  Williams  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 189 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  wood  land 
and  meadow,  lying  upon  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island, 
on  Smoking  Poynt,  laid  out  for  Francis  Barber,  by 
Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 190 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  wood  land 
and  meadow,  lying  upon  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island, 
on  Smoaking  Poynt,  laid  out  for  John  Bridges,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 190 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  wood  land 
and  meadow,  lying  upon  the  south  side  of  the  Fresh  kill, 
upon  the  southwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
John  Morgan  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]  191 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  wood  land 
and  meadow,  lying  upon  the  south  side  of  the  Fresh  kill, 
on  the  northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Abraham  Lakeman,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 191 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  Staten  Island,  in  the  rear  of  Capt.  Cornelius  Corsen 
&  Co.'s  land,  upon   the  Great  plain,  laid  out  for  Jon: 

Taylor,  by  Bo  :  Ryder,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 192 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  Staten  Island,  in  the  rear  of  Capt.  Cornelius  Corsen 
&  Co.'s  land  upon  the  great  plain,  laid  out  for  Phich : 
Garrat,  by  Bo :  Byder,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 193 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  land  upon 
Staten  Island,  in  the  rear  of  Capt."  Cornelius  Corsen  &  Co.'s 
land  upon  the  Great  plain,  laid  out  for  David  Thomas,  by 
Bo  :  Byder,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 194 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Peeter 


tol.  i.]  LAND  PAPERS.  23 

Page. 
1680.        Johnson    Goanas,   by   Phillip   Welles,    surveyor,    [with 

draught,] 195 

Dec.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  John 
Vincent,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,].  . .    100 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Peeter  Cresson,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,]   197 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Cresson,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]  198 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Ed- 
mond  Land,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]  199 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  143  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  on  the  east 
side  of  a  small  creeke,  laid  out  for  John  Hendrixson,  by 
Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 200 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  92  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Joly  Coeur,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]  201 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  352  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  Staten  Island,  to  the  westward  of  mill  creek,  laid 
out  for  Cornelius  Coursen  and  others,  by  Ro  :  Ryder,  sur- 
veyor, [with  draught,] 202 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  260  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Wm. 
Daruall,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] . . .   203 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  88  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Anthony  Tyce,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 204 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  180  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  the  northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out 
for  Phillip  Wells,  by  Ro :  Ryder,  surveyor,    205 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  nortlrwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
John  Shatwell,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 206 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  176  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  the  head  of  the  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out 
for  James  Hubard,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 207 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  176  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Richard 
Halle,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 208 

Dec.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  neck  of  land,  contain- 
ing 116  acres,  situated  on  the  northwest  side  of  Staten 
Island,  and  known  by  the  name  of  Black  Poynt,  laid  out 
for  John  Tunisson,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] " 209 

Dec.  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  180  acres  of  land,  lying 


24  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  i. 

Page. 
1680.       near  John  Palmer's  rami,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Capt.  Cornelius  Coursen  and^  others,  by  Ro:  Ryder,  sur- 
veyor, [with  draught,] 210 

Dec.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  357  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  the  head  of  the  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out 
for   Robert  Ryder,    by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 

draught,] 211 

1G81.  Jan.  4.  Description  of  the  bounds  of  a  lot  near  ye  5  houses 
in  the  city  of  New  York,  ordered  to  be  laid  out  for  Fred- 
erick Phillips, 212 

June  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  lots  of  land,  in 
Flackbush,  one  for  Peter  Lott,  the  other  for  Moeder 
Polhemius,    212 

Description  of  a  survey  of  the  several  lots  of  ground  before 
ye  five  houses,  in  the  city  of  New  York,  belonging  to 
Peter  Reemer  and  Peter  Gronendyck,  [with  draught,]..   213 

June  13.  Draught  from  Ja:  Corteliou,  of  the  seven  lots  at 
Flatbush,  belonging  to  Van  Didniarsen,  Polhemius,  and 
others,  pursuant  to  ye  Governor's  order  of  ye  28th 
December  last,  [with  duplicate  in  Dutch,] 214 

Aug.  8.  Draught  of  the  seven  lots  at  Flatbush,  by  Mr. 
Wells,  showing  the  depai'ture  from  the  true  lines  in  the 
former  survey,  owing  to  the  variation  of  the  compass,  . .   215 


VOLUME  II. 

[Those  marked  thus  (*)  are  in  Dutch.] 

1681-1700. 


1681.  Sept.  3.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  wood 

land,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  beginning 
by  the  water  side  and  containing  82  acres,  laid  out  for 
Daniel    Stillwell,   by    Phillip    Welles,    surveyor,    [with 

draught,] 1 

Sept.  3.  Description  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  wood  land, 
lying  on  the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  containing  165 
acres,  laid  out  for  Capt.  Richard  Stillwell,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 2 

1682.  March  2.    License   from  the   court  at  Kingston   to   Jacob 

Bruyn  and  Michiel  Modt  to  buy  of  the  Indians  a  parcel 

of  land  behind  the  Paltz, 2 

Petition  of  Eenamant  and  Mongowack,  Indians  of  Recowack 
praying  that  their  gift  to  Jan  Hansen  and  others  of  a 
certain  neck  of  land,  lying  and  being  at  Long  Island,  in 
the  northwest  point  of  Racowack,  beginning  from  a  cer- 
tain creek  called  Coekwas,  running  thence  south  be  west 
to  another  kill  called  Hapax,  and  further  to  the  other  side 
of  the  river  or  plain  may  be  confirmed, 3 

March  13.  Copy  of  a  letter  sent  by  ye  commander's  order  to 
ye  constables  and  overseers  of  the  town  of  Hampsted 
about  the  Indian  gift  to  Hansen  and  others, 3 

April  4.  Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingston  to 
W  essel  Ten  Brock  for  8  acres  of  land  in  addition  to  1 2 
acres  conveyed  to  him  by  William  Ashfordby,  lying  over 
the  mill  dam,  between  the  path  of  the  great  valley  and 
the  small  valley, 4 

April  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  laid 
out  in  two  lots,  upon  the  south  side  of  the  Fresh  kill,  upon 
Staten  Island,  for  John  Magan,  by  Phillip  Welles,  sur- 
veyor,         5 

Sept.  4.  Petition  of  William  Loveridge  praying  that  the  pur- 
chase of  40  acres  of  wood  land  adjoining  his  lot  at  Katts- 
kill  may  be  confirmed, 6 

1683.  Jan.  4.   Petition   of  Anna   Fabraus   als   Fabricius,  for  an 

appeal  in  the  matter  of  a  certain  piece  of  land  lying  at 


26  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ii. 

Page. 
1683.       Mispath  kills,  of  which  she  has  been  wrongfully  dispos- 
sessed by  Luke  Delaw, *i 

March  5.  Petition  of  John  West  for  a  license  to  purchase  a 
tract  of  laud  on   ye   east  side  of  Cow  neck,  on  Long 

Island, 8 

March  5.  Petition  of  Samuel  Blachford  praying  that  a  lot  of 
land  lying  upon  ye  little  plains,  adjoining  to  ye  souldiers 
lots,  on   Staten  Island,  may  be  laid  out  for  him,  {see 

post  60,) 10 

March  5.  Petition  of  Daniel  Stillwell  and  John  Morgan  for  a 
small  slip  of  land,  lying  between  their  lands  and  the  lands 
of  Marmaduke  Potter,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Fresh  kill, 

upon  Staten  Island, 11 

April  1.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  situated  on 
the  east  side  of  Cow  neck,  on  Long  Island,  containing 
about  932  acres  of  land,  laid  out  for  John  "West,  by  Phillip 

Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 12 

Description  of  a  survey  of  81  acres  of  wood  land  and 

eight  acres  of  meadow,  lying  upon  the  west  end  of 
Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  William  Merrell,  by  Phillip 

Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 13 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Francis  Rumbouts  and  Guiline  Ver- 
planke,  of  the  city  of  New  York,  for  a  license  to  purchase, 

each  of  them,  a  tract  of  land  upon  Hudson's  river, 14 

May  15.  Description  of  a  survey  of  88  acres  of  wood  land 
and  8  acres  of  meadow,  lying  upon  the  northwest  side  of 
the  Staten  Island,  upon  the  south  side  of  the  Fresh-  kill, 
bounded  on  the  southwest  side  by  the  land  of  Josiah 
Corson ;  laid  out  for  William  Douglass,  by  Phillip  Welles, 

surveyor,  [with  draught,] 15 

June  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  containing 
81  acres  with  8  acres  of  meadow,  situate  in  the  middle  or 
bodv  of  Staten  Island,  upon  a  ridge  known  by  the  name 
of  Chesnut  hill,  laid  out  for  Joseph  Arosmith,  by  Phillip 

Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 16 

June  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  containing 
81  acres,  with  8  acres  of  meadow,  situated  in  the  middle 
or  body  of  Staten  Island,  upon  a  ridge  known  by  the 
name  of  Chesnut  hill,  laid  out  for  Samuell  Blachford,  by 

Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 11 

June  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  containing 
81  acres,  with  8  acres  of  meadow,  situated  in  the  middle 
or  body  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Daniell  Shotwell,  by 

Phillip'  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 18 

June  29.  Petition  of  Robert  Story  for  a  license  to  purchase 
any  parcel  or  tract  of  land  that  is  not  already  sold,  lying 
or*  being  anywhere  upon   Hudson's   river   or  backward 

some  distance  from  said  river, 19 

July  6.  Petition  of  Jacob  Tunis  DeKay  and  others  for  a 
license  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side 

of  Hudson's  river,  at  the  entrance  to  the  High  lands, 20 

July  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land,  (about  93 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  27 

Page. 
1683.        ncres)  situated  upon  the  west  end  of  Staten  Island,  laid 

out  for  Richard  Tottashall,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,.     21 

Petition  of  Richard  Hayes,  of  the  Esopus,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  tract  of  land, 22 

Petition  of  Jacob  Rutgerts  praying  a  patent  for  a  certain  tract 
of  land  of  30  morgans  at  the  Esopus, 23 

April  18.  Indian  deed  to  Jacob  Rutgerts  for  30  morgans  of 
land  at  the  Esopus, ' 23 

Sept.  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  situate 
on  the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  James 
Largey,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 24 

Petition  of  Ryck  and  Jacob  Abrams  praying  a  patent  for 

a  tract  of  land  in  the  High  lands, 25 

1G84.  Jan.  28.  Petition  of  Robert  Wright  for  a  grant  of  a  parcel 
of  land  lying  in  the  rear  of  the  front  lots  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island, 26 

[No  date.]  Communication  of  Stephen  Hesiott  to  the  gover- 
nor in  relation  to  a  certain  piece  or  parcel  of  land  on 
Staten  Island,  at  the  head  of  Pyse  creek,  next  adjoining 
to  Peter  Johnson  and  Wm.  Johnson's  lots, 27 

March  1.  Minute  of  a  town  meeting  at  Flushing  granting 
unto  Governor  Dongan  400  acres  of  wood  land  as  it  is 
already  laid  out,  joined  with  ye  200  acres  given  to  ye 
governor  by  the  town  of  Hempstead  running  from  ye  edge 
of  ye  Great  plain  into  ye  hills  near  Success  pond, 28 

March  6.  Petition  of  Maria  Van  Ranslaer  widow,  Jacobus 
Courtland  and  others,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  a 
small  tract  of  land  lying  above  Albany,  on  both  sides  of 
a  creek  called  Hoosick,  beginning  at  ye  bounds  of 
Schackoock,  and  so  to  a  fall  called  Quequicke,  and  thence 
upwards  to  Nachassickquaack,  and  that  ye  same  may  be 
confirmed  by  patent, 29 

March  17.  Petition  of  John  Richbell,  of  Momoroneck,  pray- 
ing an  order  of  council  to  prevent  his  being  interrupted 
in  disposing  of  his  land  called  the  White  Plains, 30 

March  20.  Petition  of  Robert  Sanders  and  others,  of  Albany, 
for  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side 
of  Hudson's  river,  beginning  at  a  place  called  Schachog, 
and  so  running  along  to  the  west  as  far  as  a  certain  creek 
called  Riches,  near  to  Jacob  Milbourne's  grant, 31 

March  20.  Petition  of  John  Hansen  and  others,  for  a  patent 
for  a  tract  of  land  lying  at  a  creek  called  Oppeax,  and  so 
running  to  another  creek,  which  is  called  by  the  Indians 
Copwax,  (see  page,  3,) 32 

March  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  4500  acres  of  land 
"  situated  in  the  middle  or  body  of  Staten  Island,"  laid 
out  for  John  Palmer,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 33 

March  31.  Petition  of  John  Palmer,  of  Staten  Island,  and 
James  Graham,  and  others,  of  the  city  of  New  York,  for 
a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  vacant  land,  on  Hudson's 
river,  and  that  the  same  may  be  confirmed  by  patent, ...     34 

April  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  85  acres  of  land,  situated 


28  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ii. 

Page. 
1684.        upon  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Matthew 

La  Rue,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 35 

April  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  106  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Anthony 
Fountaine,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 36 

April  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  85  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  William 
Merrill,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 37 

April  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  103  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Matthew  Ardwin,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 39 

April  5.  Description  of  a  suiwey  of  about  103  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for 
Anthony  Fountaine,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 39 

April  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  84  acres  of  land,  lying  upon 
the  northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  near  Smoking  point, 
laid  out  for  Clans  Smith,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, ...     40 

April  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  255  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Marke 
Dusachoy,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 41 

April  11.  Petition  of  Obadiah  Holmes,  of  Staten  Island, 
praying  that  his  proportion  of  land  may  be  made  up 
pursuant  to  the  directions  of  Gov.  Andross,  respecting 
the  lots  upon  said  Island, 42 

Petition  of  Henry  Alberts,  inhabitant  of  Esopus,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  parcel  of  wood  land  by  ye  south  side  of  the 
great  creek,  . 43 

1683.  March  7.  Minute  of  a  grant  from  the  court  at  Kingstown,  to 

Henry  Alberts,  for  a  parcel  of  wood  land,  by  ye  south 
side  of  ye  great  creek, 44 

1684.  May.  Petition  of  Minnie  Johannes,  for  a  license  to  purchase 

a  tract  of  land,  containing  300  acres,  lying  behind  his 
farm  at  the  Haverstraw,  in  the  county  of  Orange, 45 

June  3.  Petition  of  Jacob  Melyen,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
others,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  some  land  on  Long 
Island, 46 

June  24.  Petition  of  Major  Tho :  Willett  and  others,  of 
Long  Island,  for  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land,  lying 
on  Cow  Neck, 46 

June  24.  Order  in  council  upon  the  same,  requiring  the 
inhabitants  of  Hempstead  to  appear  and  bring  their  Indian 
witnesses,  on  the  last  day  of  September  next  ensuing,. .     47 

June  25.  Petition  of  Caleb  Carman  and  others,  of  Jamaica, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  lying  within 
the  jurisdiction  of  the  town  of  Flushing,  upon  Long 
Island, 48 

May  26.  *lndian  deed  to  Gysbert  uyt  den  Bogaert,  of  a 
tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  north  bank  of  the  Cattskill, 
extending  from  Boomtie's  hook  (at  the  mouth  of  the 
Cattskill)  up  the  Hudson  river,  to  a  small  kill  opjiosite 
Vastrix  Island,  thence  west  to  Dirck  Teunissen's  mill ; 
thence  south  to  the  first  little  kill  that  flows  into  Hans 
Vossen  kill ;  thence  along  the  same,  to  where  it  falls  into 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  29 

Pago. 
1684.        the  Cattskill,  and  thence  along  the  Cattskill  to  Boomtie's 

hook,    49 

July  9.  Petition  of  Jacob  Kipp,  praying  a  grant  of  a  certain 
piece  of  land,  lying  round  in  a  cripple  bush,  north  of  the 
land  now  in  his  possession  between  Turtle  bay  and  Peter 
Stoutenbourgh,  (N.  Y.  Island,) 50 

August  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  upon 
Chestnut  hill,  on  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Daniell  Shot- 
well,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 51 

August  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  upon 
Chestnut  hill,  on  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Joseph  Aro- 
smith,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 52 

August  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  the  south  side  of  the  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island, 
laid  out  for  Thomas  Ward,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,     53 

August  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  Chestnut  hill,  on  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Richard 
Wood,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 54 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Samuel  Eburne,  of  Seatalcot,  on  Long 
Island,  for  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  or  neck  of  land 
called  Snakeneck,  on  the  south  side  of  Long  Island,  Avithin 
the  bounds  of  said  town,  bounded  to  the  east  on  Winne- 
croscombs  neck,  to  the  west  on  the  head  of  Pattersquas 
river,  to  the  north  upon  the  common,  and  to  the  south 
upon  the  meadows  adjoining  to  the  bay,  containing  300 
acres,  55 

August  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  the  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Matthias 
Blachford,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 50 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  John  Bulle,  praying  a  grant  of  a  lot 
of  land,  at  Staten  Island,  or  in  any  other  convenient 
place, 57 

August  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  Smoking  Point,  on  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Leonard 
Bereyman,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 58 

[No  date.]  *Description  of  a  survey  of  65  acres  of  flatland 
lying  on  this  side  of  the  Maquaese  river,  laid  out  for  Ja- 
cobus Peck  and  Isaac  de  Preux,  by  Joris  Arissen  Vander 
Baast, ! 58 

*Description  of  a  survey  of  about  32  morgens  of  flatland 
lying  on  this  side  of  the  Maquaase  river,  laid  out  for 
Daniel  Jansen,  by  Joris  Arrissen  Vander  Baast, 59 

August.  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  lots  of  land  con- 
taining together  176  acres,  lying  on  the  south  side  of 
Fresh  kill  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Samuel  Blach- 
ford and  Anthony,  his  son,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,. .     60 

Oct.  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  15  acres  of  land  adjoin- 
ing the  rear  of  the  Bass  Bowery  on  Yorke  Island,  laid  out 
for  Francisco  Bastiane,  a  negro,  by  Phillip  Welles,  sur- 
veyor, [with  draught,] 61 

Petition  of  Robert  Story,  for  a  license  to  purchase  some  land, 
lying  about  6  or  7  miles  beyond  ye  town  where  ye  Wal- 
loens  dwell,  upon  ye  same  creek ;  ye  name  of  ye  place  is 


30  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ii. 

Page. 

1684.  Chawanghungh  and  Nescotack,  two  small  parcels  of  land 
lying  near  together, 62 

Oct.  28.  Petition  of  Sarah  Burgher,  in  behalf  of  her  daugh- 
ter Elizabeth  Shackerly,  the  orphan  of  John  Shakerly, 
deceased,  in  relation  to  a  lot  of  land  in  Broadway,  in  the 
city  of  New  York,  appropriated  by  the  corporation  of 
said  city  for  a  highway, 63 

Nov.  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  966  acres  of  land  adjoin- 
ing the  rear  of  Cow  Neck,  upon  Long  Island,  laid  out  for 
Richard  Cornewell,  senr.  &  Company,  by  Phillip  Welles, 
surveyor,   [with  draught,] 64 

1685.  Petition  of  John  Knight,  for  a  license  to  purchase  a  parcel 

of  land  near  Byrom  river,  bounded  on  the  east  side  by  ye 
division  line  last  run  between  ye  colony  of  Connecticut 
and  this  province, 65 

April  3.  Petition  of  John  Clute,  in  relation  to  a  tract  of  land 
at  Kattskill,  mortgaged  to  his  uncle  Jan  Clute,  late  of 
Albany,  deceased,  by  the  Indian  owners  thereof,  and  since 
granted  by  Gov.  Andros  to  Capt.  Salsbury  and  Martin 
Gerrittse,  praying  a  patent  for  the  same,  or  such  other 
relief  as  may  be  just  and  equitable, 66 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  sundry  lots  of  land  (in 
all  about  163  acres,)  situated  on  the  hill  to  the  east  of  the 
old  town  in  the  county  of  Richmond,  laid  out  for  Thoruas 
Walton,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 67 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  85  acres  of  land,  which 
was  formerly  laid  out  for  two  lots,  at  the  old  towne  in  the 
county  of  Richmond,  laid  out  for  Sarah  Scidmore,  by 
Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 68 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  Carle's  Neck,  on  Staten  Island,  laid  out  by  Phillip 
Welles  for  Aron  Praull,  who  purchased  it  from  Thomas 
Wandall,  to  whom  it  was  patented  in  1675, 70 

[No  date.]  Petition  of Cornelissen,  praying  a  warrant 

to  survey  a  tract  of  land  allotted  to  him  by  the  Indians, 
at  a  place  called  by  them  Tersarge,  being  to  the  eastward 
of  the  town  of  Huntington,  on  the  north  side  of  Long 
Island, 69 

April  4.\Description  of  a  survey  of  101  acres  of  land,  lying 
in  ye  old  town  in  the  county  of  Richmond,  laid  out  for 
Peter  Neve,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 71 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  58  acres  of  land  "  in  ye 
new  lotts  at  the  old  towne  in  the  county  of  Richmond," 
laid  out  for  Abraham  Lutine,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,     72 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  145  acres  of  land  in  ye 
new  lotts  at  the  old  towne  in  the  county  of  Richmond,  laid 
out  for  Thomas  Stilwell,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  ...     73 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Petrus 
Thesschenmaker,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 74 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  35  acres  of  land  lying  in 
the  old  town  in  the  county  of  Richmond,  laid  out  for 
Francisco  Martino,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 75 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  31 

Tago. 
1685.  April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land  "in  the 
new  lots  at  ye  old  towne,  in  the  county  of  Richmond,  laid 
out  for  Issack  Belew,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 70 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  in 
the  neighbourhood  of  Smoaking  Poynt,  upon  Statcn  Island, 
laid  out  for  Francis  Pew,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,.  . .      77 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  83  acres  of  land,  in  the 
new  lots  at  ye  old  towne  in  the  county  of  Richmond,  laid 
out  for  Hans  Christophell,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, . .     78 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  120  acres  of  land  lying 
in  the  vicinity  of  the  Iron  Hill,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid 
out  for  Peeter  Lakeman,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  ...      79 

April  4.  Description  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Obadiah  Holms, 
by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 80 

April  4.  Description  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the  south 
side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Anthony  Tyce,  by  Phil- 
lip Welles,  surveyor, : 81 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  Staten  Island,  in  the  vicinity  of  Smoking  Point,  laid 
out  for  Abraham  Coale,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,. ...     82 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  40  acres  of  land  in  the 
new  lots  in  the  old  town,  in  the  county  of  Richmond,  laid 
out  for  Dirck  Johnson,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 83 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  64  acres  of  land,  in  the 
new  lots  hi  the  old  town,  in  the  county  of  Richmond,  laid 
out  for  the  inhabitants  of  said  county,  by  Phillip  Welles, 
surveyor,  being  "  granted  for  the  use  of  an  English  school 
or  minister," 84 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  167  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  Staten  Island,  in  the  vicinity  of  Smoking  Point,  laid 
out  for  William  and  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 85 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Sara 
Scidmore,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  {seepage  32,) ....      86 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  181  acres  of  land,  lying 
in  the  old  toAvn  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Mary 
Britton,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 87 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land  lying  in 
the  rear  of  the  land  laid  out  for  John  French  upon  Staten 
Island,  against  Smoaking  Point,  laid  out  for  Francis  Pew, 
by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  (copy  of  the  survey,  p.  40,)     88 

April  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying 
in  the  rear  of  the  land  laid  out  for  Clase  Smith,  upon 
Staten  Island,  against  Smoaking  Point,  laid  out  for  Abra- 
ham Coalle,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [copy  of  the  sur- 
vey, p.  45,) 89 

April  5.  Petition  of  Capt.  Thomas  Fleete,  praying  that  the 
inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Huntington,  on  Long  Island, 
may  be  required  to  deliver  up  his  land  within  the  bounds 
of  said  town,  and  that  the  same  may  be  surveyed  in  order 
to  a  confirmation  by  patent, 90 

April  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  120  acres  of  land,  lying 


32  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ii. 

Page. 
1685.        upon  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  to  the  north  of  Long 
Neck,  and  to  the  south  of  Darnell's  Neck,  laid  out  for 
Jonsia  Cronsoon,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 91 

April  16.  Petition  of  William  Creed  and  his  associates,  in  re- 
lation to  the  caveat,  entered  by  John  Browne  and  Matthias 
Harvey,  against  the  application  of  the  petitioners,  for  a 
tract  of  land  within  the  bounds  of  Flushing,  upon  Long 
Island, 92 

April  24.  Petition  of  Arent  Schuyler,  of  Albany,  for  a 
license  to  purchase  about  2  or  300  acres  of  vacant  land, 
near  the  Wappings  kill,  adjoining  to  the  land  of  Mr. 
Rumboute  and  company, 93 

May  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  847  acres  of  land,  lying 
within  the  bounds  of  Hempsted,  upon  Long  Island,  being 
known  by  the  name  of  Hempsted  little  plains,  laid  out  for 
William  Merrit  and  John  Knight,  by  Phillrp  Welles, 
surveyor,  [with  draught,] 94 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Peter  Lassen,  of  Esopus,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  about  100  morgans  of  vacant  land 
there, 95 

May  23.  Description  of  a  survey  of  200  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Esopus  kill,  or  river,  cutting  upon 
the  land  of  Capt.  Thomas  Chambers,  and  known  by  the 
name  of  Upton,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for 
Edward  Whitaker,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 96 

May  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  672  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  both  sides  of  Rondout  kill,  or  river,  including  part 
of  the  Paules  river,  and  known  by  the  name  of  Hardick, 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  William  Fisher,  by 
Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 97 

May  27.  Description  of  a  survey  of  830  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  both  sides  of  Rondout  kill,  or  river,  and  known  by 
the  name  of  Moggewarsinck,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
laid  out  for  Henry  Beakeman,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,     98 

May  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  963  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  south  side  of  Rondout  kill,  or  river,  and  known 
by  the  name  of  Roasindale,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid 
out  for  Jacob  Rutsen,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 99 

May  28.  Petition  of  Francis,  Charles,  Elias  and  Jacob 
Doughty,  of  the  town  of  Flushing,  praying  a  grant  of 
about  250  acres  of  land  each  on  Long  Island, 100 

May  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  400  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  Rondout  kill,  and  known  by  the  name  of 
Wawarasinke,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  Ann 
Beake,  and  her  children,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,. . .   101 

June  6.  Petition  of  Richard  Pattishall,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  small  Island,  in  the  jurisdiction  of  Pemaqnid,  called 
Damarillas  cove,  containing  about  200  acres,  lying  in  the 
sea,  having  to  the  east  Ponikin  Island  to  the  west  Seguin, 
to  the  north  Epiquest  and  Kebonowagen,  (state  of 
Maine,) 102 

June  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  contain- 
ing 160  acres,  lying  upon  both  sides  of  the  Mumbacke- 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  33 

Pago. 
16S5.        house  kill  or  brook,  in  the  rear  of  the  land  of  Tirke  Clans 
Dewitt  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  Tunis  Jacobs 
by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  (town  of  Rochester,) 103 

June  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  290  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Rondout  kill  and  known  by  the 
name  of  Mumbackhouse,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out 
for  Tercke  Claus  Dewitt,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 
(town  of  Rochester,) 104 

June  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  212  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  Rondout 
kill  and  known  by  the  name  of  Mumbackehouse,  laid  out 
for  Leonard  Coale,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  (town  of 
Rochester,) 105 

June  8.  Description  of  a  survey  of  344  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  the  south  side  of  Rondout  kill,  being  known  by  the 
name  of  Mumbackhouse  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  begin- 
ning at  ye  mouth  of  a  run  known  by  ye  name  of  Stone 
kill,  laid  out  for  Nicholas  Antonia,  by  Phillip  Welles,  sur- 
veyor, (town  of  Rochester,) 106 

June  8.  Description  of  208  acres  of  land  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  Rondout  kill  or  river,  and  known  by  the 
name  of  Mumbackhouse  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out 
for  Claus  Loiter,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  (town  of 
Rochester,) 1 07 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  the  inhabitants  of  Hurly  in  relation 
to  the  enlargement  of  the  bounds  of  Kingstown  and  the 
alteration  of  the  dividing  line  between  that  town  and 
Hurly,  in  order  thereto,  as  petitioned  for  by  the  towns- 
men of  Kingstown, 108 

June  8.  Description  of  a  survey  of  222  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Rondout  kill  and  known  by  the 
name  of  Mumbackhouse  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out 
for  John  Garretts  Daker,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 
(town  of  Rochester,) 109 

June  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  176  acres  of  land  lying 
on  the  north  side  of  the  Rondout  kill  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  laid  out  for  Peeter  Cole,  by  Phillip  Welles,  sur- 
veyor,     Ill 

June  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  386  acres  of  land  lying 
on  the  north  side  of  Round  out  kill  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
laid  out  for  Peeter  Helebrand,  by  Phillip  Welles,  sur- 
veyor,      112 

June  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  100  acres  of  land  lying 
on  the  north  side  of  Rondout  kill  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
laid  out  for  Gisbert  Alberts,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  113 

June  12.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2960  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  Hudson's  river  betwixt  the  Round  out  kill  and  the 
Cline  Esopus,  and  known  by  the  name  of  Husey's  hill, 
including  the  Cline  Esopus  my  and  Sunken  my  at  the 
mouth  of  the  Rondout  kill,  with  the  two  lakes,  laid  out 
for  ffrederick  Hussy  and  others,  by  Phillip  Welles,  sur- 
veyor,     114 


34  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ii. 

Page. 
1685.  June  14.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  dividing  line  be- 
tween Hurly  and  Kingston,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  115 

June  16.  Description  of  a  survey  of  259  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  Esopus  kill,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
laid  out  in  two  parcels,  for  Waldron  Dumont,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor, 116 

June  16.  Draught  of  Waldron  Deraunt's  land,  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Esopus  kill,  together  with  the  land  of  Tirke 
Claus  Dewitt, 117 

June  16.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  pieces  of  land,  con- 
taining together  83  acres,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  Eso- 
pus kill  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  together  with  a  house 
lot  in  Kingstown,  on  ye  north  side,  bounded  to  ye  north- 
east by  the  house  lot  of  Wessell  Tenbrooge ;  laid  out  for 
Matice  Matison,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 118 

June  17.  Description  of  a  survey  of  324  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Roundout  kill  and  known  by  the 
name  of  Mumbackehouse,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid 
out  for  Rowlife  Hendrick  Infelt,  by  Phillip  Welles,  sur- 
veyor. (Town  of  Rochester,) 119 

June  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  100  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  Esopus,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  near  and  on  ye 
east  side  of  Esopus  kill,  and  in  the  rear  of  the  land  of 
Capt.  Thomas  Chambers  and  William  Traphagen  ;  laid 
out  for  Derricke  Henderson,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 
[with  draught,] 120 

June  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  327  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  south  side  of  Esopus  kill,  or  river,  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  near  the  dividing  line  between  Kingstown  and 
Hurley;  laid  out  for  Tirke  Claus  Dewitt,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor, 121 

June  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  containing 
about  4  acres,  lying  by  Kingstowne  in  ye  county  of 
Ulster,  to  ye  northwest  of  the  mill  lot,  also  a  house  lot  in 
Kingstowne,  laid  out  for  Corneilus  Hogaboom,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor, 122 

July  7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  290  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Round  out  kill,  being  known  by 
the  name  of  Mumbackus,  in  ye  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out 
for  Leonard  Beckwith,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 123 

July  9.  Petition  of  William  Beekly,  for  a  license  to  some 
surveyor,  to  lay  out  in  order,  for  confirmation,  a  neck  of 
land,  beginning  at  a  certain  spring,  being  to  the  south  of 
Crab  island,  and  so  running  from  New  Harlem  river  east 
to  a  small  brooke  which  separates  the  said  neck  from 
Daniell  Turnerr's  land, 124 

July  13.  Petition  of  Tierck  Claus  Dewitt,  in  relation  to  a 
parcel  of  land  containing  100  acres,  which  lies  near  his 
land  on  ye  Esopus  creek,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  for 
which  Waldron  Demunt  has  procured  a  grant,  (see  page 
117,) 125 

July  30.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  wood  land, 
lying  upon  the  east  end  of  Staten  Island,  beginning  upon 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  35 


1685.        the  bank  by  the  water  side  ;  laid  out  for  Daniel  Kelly,  by 

Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 120 

August  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Long  Island,  within  the  township 
of  Oysterbay,  in  Queens  county,  and  known  by  the  name 
of  Matinicock,  together  with  the  eastermost  island  and 
the  meadow  adjoining,  containing  in  all  1054  acres;  laid 
out  for  Col.  Lewis  Morris,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,.   127 

Aug.  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  neck  of  land 
lying  upon  the  main  and  joining  upon  Harlem  river,  be- 
ginning at  a  certain  spring  to  the  south  of  Crabb  Island, 
containing  184£  acres;  laid  out  for  William  Bickley,  by 
Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  (see  page  124,) 128 

Aug.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  618  acres  of  land,  lying 
in  the  township  of  Hempsted,  on  the  northwest  of  the 
plaines  in  Queens  county,  laid  out  for  Thomas  Dongan, 
by  Phillip  Welles,  suiweyor, 129 

Aug.  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  837  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  Long  Island  in  Queens  county,  being  part  within 
the  township  of  Hempsted,  and  part  within  the  township 
of  Flushing,  and  lying  to  the  southeast  of  the  little  neck 
or  Cornbery,  laid  out  for  Richard  Cornwell,  senior,  by 
Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 130 

Aug.  27.  Description  of  a  survey  of  280  acres  of  land  lying 
within  the  township  of  Hempsted  upon  the  south  side 
of  the  plaines,  and  known  by  the  name  of  Boskabell,  on 
Long  Island,  laid  out  for  John  Spragg,  by  Phillip  Welles, 
surveyor, 131 

Sept.  10.  Petition  of  Henry  Filkin,  for  a  license  to  purchase 
a  certain  small  neck  of  land  containing  500  acres  or  there- 
abouts, lying  upon  Long  Island,  at  a  place  called  Mattini- 
cock,  within  the  bounds  of  Oysterbay, 132 

Sept.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  640  acres,  "  being  a  mile 
square  of  land,  lying  upon  the  main,  being  part  of  an 
ainchant  pattent  belonging  to  Yonker  Van  Donck,  and 
bounded  to  the  south,  west  and  north  by  the  land  of  Fred- 
erick Phillips  and  John  DelavalPs  land  of  the  Yonkers, 
and  to  the  east  by  Bronkes  river,"  laid  out  for  Ebenezer 
Jones  and  others,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 133 

Oct.  1.  Petition  of  Derrick  Johnson  Hogland,  in  relation  to 
a  certain  parcel  of  land  in  the  town  of  Flatbush,  in  Kings 
county,  now  wrongfully  detained  from  him  by  one  Peter 
Lott, , 134 

Oct.  15.  Petition  of  Jane  Rider,  widow  and  relict  of  John 
Rider,  deceased,  praying  a  patent  of  confirmation  for  a 
certain  farm  at  Maspeth  kill,  made  over  to  her  by  her 
husband  in  his  lifetime, 135 

Oct.  15.  Petition  of  Henry  Taylor,  for  a  warrant  to  lay  out 
200  acres  of  the  unappropriated  land  in  the  town  of  Flush- 
ing, in  Queens  county,  being  his  proportion  as  an  inhabi- 
tant of  said  town, 135 

Oct.  22.  Petition  of  Peter  Schuyler,  of  Albany,  praying  a 
patent  for  800  acres  of  land  near  the  New  England  path, 


86  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ii. 

Page. 
1685.  being  butted  and  bounded  as  follows :  beginning  from  the 
bounds  of  John  Browne,  where  three  white  oake  trees  are 
marked,  lying  upon  the  small  creek  to  the  south  of  Pom- 
ponick,  called  by  the  Indians  Kenaghtiquak,  and  runs  to 
the  great  Kinderhooks  creek, 136 

Oct.  22.  Petition  of  Jaspar  Smith,  of  Flushing,  upon  Long 
Island,  praying  a  warrant  of  survey,  for  his  proportion 
of  the  lands  of  that  town, 137 

Oct.  22.  Petition  of  John  Tuder,  Wm,  Merritt  and  Henry 
ffilkin,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  a  certain  parcel  of 
land,  lying  part  within  the  bounds  of  Oysterbay  and  part 
within  the  bounds  of  Hempsted  in  Queens  county,  on 
Long  Island, 137 

Oct.  22.  Petition  of  John  Lawrence,  of  the  city  of  New 
York,  praying  a  warrant  to  survey  300  acres  of  land  in 
the  bounds  of  Flushing  (L.  I.,)  to  be  added  to  what  he 
already  possesses, 138 

Oct  28.  Petition  of  James  Lloyd,  praying  a  patent  for  Horse 
Neck,  in  Queens  county,  on  Long  Island,  and  that  the  same 
may  be  for  the  future  called  Queen's  Village, 139 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  John  Palmer,  praying  that  the  time  lim- 
ited, in  the  license  under  which  he  purchased  the  tract  of 
land,  on  the  south  side  of  Long  Island,  known  as  Rocka- 
way,  be  prolonged  for  8  days,  and  that  Nathaniel  Pearsall 
be  ordered  to  appear  in  the  mean  time,  and  show  cause 
why  a  patent  should  not  be  granted  for  the  same, 140 

Nov.  3.  Reasons  given,  by  Nathaniel  Pearsall,  of  Hempstead, 
why  Capt.  John  Parmer  should  not  have  a  patent  for  any 
land  at  Rockaway, 140 

Nov.  6.  Petition  of  Arien  Tuenissen  for  a  license  to  pur- 
chase 600  acres  of  land  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  in  Dutchess  county,  bounded  on  the  north  by  ye 
land  of  Robert  Sanders,  and  on  the  south  by  the  land  of 
Severen  Tenhout,  141 

Petition  of  Andrew  Gibb,  of  Seatalcott,  for  a  license  to  pur- 
chase 200  acres  of  land  within  the  bounds  of  that  town,. .   141 

Nov.  17.  Petition  of  Andrew  Gibb,  of  Seatalcott,  for  the 
allowance  of  six  weeks'  longer  time  for  completing  the 
purchase  of  the  land  mentioned  in  the  foregoing  petition,  142 

Nov.    20.   Petition   of  Thomas   Higby,    of  Huntington,   in 

behalf  of  himself  and  others,  for  a  license  to  purchase, 

for  each  of  them,  out  of  the  vacant  land,  in  that  town, 

■  the  quantity   of  20  acres   of  meadow  ground,  and  fifty 

acres  of  upland, 143 

Dec.  4.  Petition  of  John  West,  for  license,  to  take  up  500 
acres  of  vacant  and  unappropriated  land,  within  the  towns 
of  West  and  Eastchester,  or  either  of  them, 144 

Dec.  11.  Petition  of  Patrick  Magregorie  for  a  warrant  to 
take  up  a  tract  of  land,  which  lies  vacant  and  unappro- 
priated, within  the  bounds  of  Billop's  Point,  on  Straitine 
Island,  over  and  above  what  is  contained  in  Capt.  Billop's 
■   patent,  145 

Dec.  16.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  northeast  side  of  Wall 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  37 

Pago. 

1685.  street,  in  the  city  of  New  York,  by  Leo:  Beckwith,  dq> 
uty  surveyor, „ 145 

Warrant  to  Phillip  Welles  to  survey  and  lay  out  the  land 
possessed  by  Joseph  Hadley  of  the  Younkers,  in  order  for 
a  patent, 146 

Dec.  17.  Petition  of  Daniell  Whitehead,  of  Jamaica,  for  a 
grant  of  2  or  300  acres  of  vacant  land.  [Endorsed,  granted, 
provided  it  be  to  the  eastward  of  Hempstead,  and  not 
already  purchased  from  the  Indians], 14G 

1686.  Jan.  7.  Petition  of  Andrew  Gibbs,  in  relation  to  the  caveat 

entered  by  the  inhabitants  of  Seatalcott,  against  granting 
the  50  acres  of  land  purchased  by  him,  upon  Little  Neck, 
on  the  north  side  of  Long  Island,  within  tne  bounds  of 
that  town,   147 

Feb.  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  contain- 
ing 360  acres  lying  on  the  northeast  side  of  Staten  Island 
beginning  by  the  water  side  against  Cunstables  hook, 
and.  bounded  on  the  north  by  the  Kill  van  Cull,  likewise 
a  stream  of  water  with  liberty  to  make  a  dam  and  build 
a  mill  with  the  ground  adjacent  to  the  said  stream,  con- 
taining 56  acres  and  40  acres  of  meadow,  laid  out  for 
Phillip  Welles,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 148 

Feb.  18.  Petition  of  Phillip  Phillipson  of  the  city  of  New 
York,  for  a  longer  time  than  that  limited  in  his  license 
for  the  purchase  of  a  tract  of  land  upon  Hudson's  river 
north  of  the  land  of  his  father,  Mr.  Frederick  Phillips, 
reaching  to  Kertawen  creek,  and  by  the  Indians  called 
Sink  Sinck,  which  is  to  run  upon  an  east  line  to  Bronckx 
river  and  the  northerly  bounds  to  be  Kertawen  creek,. .    149 

March  8.  Petition  of  Richard  Cornall  and  others  in  behalf 
of  themselves  and  the  rest  of  the  antient  inhabitants  of 
ye  town  of  Flushing,  in  relation  to  the  encroachments 
upon  their  just  rights  by  new  patentees, 150 

March  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  161  acres  of  land 
lying  upon  Long  Neck  in  the  county  of  Richmond,  laid 
out  for  Andrew  Cannon,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,. . .    151 

March  11.  Petition  of  David  Scudder  and  Robt.  Arther,  in 
relation  to  the  purchase  of  a  home  lot,  which  was  Wm. 
Brotherton's,  with  four  score  and  ten  acres  adjoining  to 
it  and  seven  acres  and  a  half  of  sunken  meadow  and  five 
acres  of  creek  thatch,  bordering  on  Nessequack  river,.  . .   151 

March  11.  Petition  of  John  Tuder  for  an  order  to  take  up 
300  acres  of  vacant  land  within  the  limits  of  East  and 
West  Chester, 152 

March  11.  Petition  of  John  Ferris  and  others,  the  inhabi- 
tants of  West  Chester,  in  relation  to  the  grant  of  500 
acres  of  land  to  John  West,  praying  that  the  same  may 
be  revoked, 153 

March  11.  Description  of  a  survey  of  161  acres  of  land 
lying  upon  the  point  of  Long  Neck  in  the  county  of  Rich- 
mond, laid  out  for  John  Garrats  De  Muff,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor, 153 


38  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ii. 

Page. 
1G86.  March  15.  Answer  of  Jonathan  Wright  and  others  in  be- 
half of  the  freeholders  and  inhabitants  of  Flushing  to 
the  petition  of  Tho  :  Willet  and  others, 154 

March  18.  Petition  of  John  Tuder  for  an  order  to  take  up  a 
parcel  of  vacant  land  lying  adjacent  to  the  purchase  line 
of  Newtown  and  on  the  back  side  of  the  land  of  the 
Povre  Bowrey  and  Thomas  Lawrence's  and  others  on 
Long  Island,  and  a  warrant  to  survey  the  same  in  order 
to  a  confirmation  by  patent, 155 

March  25.  Petition  of  Henry  ffilken  for  liberty  to  take  up  a 
small  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  bounds  of  New  Towne, 
adjacent  to  the  lands  of  Thomas  Wandall,  and  a  warrant 
to  survey  the  same,  (2  copies,) 155 

March  25.  Petition  of  James  Lerkan  for  a  license  to  pur- 
chase a  certain  tract  of t  land  in  Queens  county  on  Long 
Island,  called  by  the  Indians,  Masopike, 156 

March  25.  Petition  of  Richard  Gibbs,  of  Long  Island,  for  a 
grant  of  a  certain  piece  of  vacant  land,  containing  about 
half  an  acre,  lying  next  to  the  land  of  the  petitioner,  and 
for  a  warrant  to  survey  the  same  in  order  for  confirma- 
tion by  patent, 157 

March  25.  Petition  of  Jacob  Lookerman,  of  Albany,  for  a 
license  to  purchase  a  certain  piece  of  ground,  lying 
between  Cattskill  and  Sagers  kill,  on  a  creek  called  Caters 
creek,  containing  about  150  morgans, 157 

April  1.  Petition  of  Phillip  Schuyler,  for  a  license  to  purchase 
a  certain  piece  of  wood  land,  lying  upon  ye  west  side  of 
a  creek  or  kill  that  runs  in  Hudson's  river,  being  on  ye 
east  side  thereof,  and  there  commonly  known  by  ye  name 
of  Roelotf  Johnson's  kill,  which  said  land  is  called  by  ye 
Indians  Quasighkook,  and  contains,  with  the  vleys  or 
marshes  lying  thereabouts,  about  200  acres, 158 

April  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  both  sides  of  the  Walls  river,  of  the  New  Pauls, 
beginning  on  the  east  side  of  the  river,  and  at  the  south 
end  of  a  small  island,  in  the  river,  at  the  mouth  of  the 
river  Chauwangung,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for 
James  Graham  and  John  Delavall,  by  Phillip  Welles,  sur- 
veyor, [with  draught,] 159 

April  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  contain- 
ing 85  acres,  lying  upon  the  north  side  of  the  Esopus  kill, 
within  the  limits  of  Hurly,  in  the  comity  of  Ulster,  and 
known  by  the  name  of  the  "  old  bourey,"  laid  out  for 
Garrat  Cornelias,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,]  (2  coynes,) 160 

April  7.  Petition  of  the  overseers  of  ye  poore,  for  the  towne 
of  Easthampton,  on  Long  Island,  in  relation  to  the  lot  of 
land,  formerly  given  by  them  to  Thomas  Squier,  a  lunatic, 
since  deceased, 161 

April  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  fny  or  meadow  ground, 
upon  the  great  Binwater,  lying  to  the  northeast  of  Kings- 
town, in  the  county  of  Ulster,  containing  about  38  acres, 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  39 

Page. 
1680.        laid  out  for  Henry  Clavson  and  Yochum  Englebcrt  Van 

Naunam,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] . .   1G2 

April  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  69  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  south  side  of  Esopus  kill,  within  the  limits  of 
Hurley,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  John  Ham- 
mell,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 162 

April  11.  Petition  of  William  Bickley,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  certain  neck  of  land,  lying  upon  ye  main,  joining  upon 
Harlem  river, 163 

April  12.  Description  of  a  survey  of  19  acres  of  land,  lying 
within  the  limits  of  Hurley,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid 
out  for  John  Ewenson,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 
[with  draught,] 163 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Andrew  Brown,  for  a  license,  to  pur- 
chase a  certain  tract  of  land,  of  about  the  quantity  of 
500  acres,  lying  to  the  westward  of  Albany,  and  known, 
by  the  Indians,  by  the  name  of  Schohare, 164 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Edward  Griffin,  on  behalf  of  his  son, 
John  Griffin,  in  relation  to  his  proportion  of  the  common 
lands  in  the  town  of  Flushing, 164 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Elias  Doughty,  for  a  warrant  to  lay 
out  the  quantity  of  300  acres  of  land,  in  the  town  of 
Vlusheing,  on  Long  Island,  in  order  to  the  obtaining  a  legal 
right  for  the  same, 165 

April  13.  Description  of  a  survey  of  200  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  south  side  of  the  Esopus  kill,  within  the  limits 
of  Marbletown,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  John 
Jost,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 166 

April  13.  Description  of  a  survey  of  158  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  south  side  of  Esopus  kill  within  the  limits  of 
Marble  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  Gisbert  Cvom, 
by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 166 

April  13.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  parcels  of  land, 
lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Esopus  kill,  or  river,  one 
lying  entirely  in  Marbletown,  the  other  being  part  within 
Hurley  and  part  within  Marble,  containing,  together,  69 
acres,  laid  out  for  Garrat  Gisbertson,  by  Phillip  Welles, 
surveyor,   167 

April  15.  Petition  of  John  Delaval  and  others,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on  Long  Island,  to  ye 
eastward  of  ye  towne  of  Easthampton,  commonly  called 
and  known  by  the  name  of  Montauk, 168 

April  15.  Petition  of  Tashanisk,  an  Indian,  in  behalf  of  him- 
self and  other  Indians  concerned,  in  relation  to  the 
encroachments  of  the  inhabitants  of  Brookhaven,  upon 
their  lands  to  the  westward  of  East  Conecticutt, 169 

April  15.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land, 
known  by  the  name  of  Primaker's  land,  lying  upon  Esopus 
kill,  within  the  limits  of  Hurley,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
together  with  other  lands  in  the  same  vicinity,  containing 
in  all,  about  321  acres,  laid  out  for  Venike  Rosen,  by  Ro : 
Falertown,  [with  draught,] 169 


40  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  n. 

Page. 

1686.  April  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  within  the  bounds  of  Marbletown,  upon 
the  south  side  of  the  Esopus  kill,  touching  a  hill  called 
the  Calibar,  laid  out  for  William  Johnson,  by  Ro :  Fuler- 
town,  [with  draught,]  170 

April  23.  Description  of  a  survey  of  300  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  Hudson's  river,  to  the  northwest  of  Maudlin's  Island, 
within  the  limits  of  Kingstown,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
laid  out  for  William  Haines,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 
[with  draught,] 171 

April  23.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  lots  of  land,  con- 
taining, in  all,  about  130  acres,  lying  on  the  south  side  of 
Esopus  kill,  within  the  limits  of  Marbletown,  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  John  Coke,  by  Ro :  Fulertown, 
[with  draught,] 172 

April  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land,  containing 
about  169  acres,  lying  on  the  north  side  of  Esopus  river, 
within  the  limits  of  Marbletown,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
laid  out  for  Henrik  Cornelius  Bogart,  by  Ro :  Fulertown, 
[with  draught,] 173 

April  26.  Description  of  sundry  tracts  of  land,  (in  all  196 
acres,)  lying  on  the  south  side  of  Esopus  kill,  within  the 
limits  of  the  town  of  Hurley,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
adjoining  the  Mother  kill,  on  the  west,  laid  out  for  Derick 
Skipmouse,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]  173 

April  27.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land, 
by  the  Round  out  kill,  within  the  limits  of  Kingstown,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  and  known  by  the  name  of  ye 
Plain  Field,  together  with  swamp  land,  amounting  in  all 
to  144  acres,  laid  out  for  Thomas  Chambers,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor, 174 

April  27.  Description  of  a  survey  of  three  pieces  of  land, 
containing  in  all  about  90  acres,  lying  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  within  the  bounds  of  Marbletown,  laid  out 
for  John  Bigges,  by  Ro :  Fulertown,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 1 74 

April  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  8  acres  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  within  the  limits  of  Kingstown ;  also  a 
house  lot  lying  upon  ye  west  street  in  Kingstown ;  also 
out  for  Jacob  Aretson,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 175 

Description  of  a  survey  of  3  acres  of  land,  lying  without 
Kingstown,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  westward  by  ye 
mill  pond,  laid  out  for  Jacobus  Elmindorp,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor, 175 

April  29.  Petition  of  John  Knight,  to  be  allowed  additional 
time  in  the  purchase  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  on  the 
Roundout  kill,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 175 

May  1.  Description  of  a  survey  of  47  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  north  side  of  Esopus  kill,  within  the  limits  of 
Kingstown,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  together  with  an 
island  called  Pearl  island,  lying  to  the  north-east  of  the 
same,  containing  about  21  acres,  laid  out  for  William 
Legg,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 176 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  41 

Pago. 
1086.  Description  of  a  survey  of  600  acres  of  land,  lying  upon 
Hudson's  river,  to  the  northward  of  Callicoone  Hooke, 
within  the  limits  of  Kingstown,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
laid  out  for  John  Tyson  and  company,  by  Phillip  Welles, 
surveyor,  [with  draught,] 1 76 

May  3.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  87  acres  of  land, 
lying  within  the  limits  of  Kingstown,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  upon  the  north  side  of  Esopus  kill,  and  fronts 
upon  ye  Platte  kill,  laid  out  for  Peter  Whinny,  by 
Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 177 

May  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  201  acres  of  land,  lying 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  about  two  miles  southward  from 
Kingstown,  laid  out  for  Cornelius  Slight  and  Cornelius 
Hoghboom,  by  Ro :  Fulertown,  [with  draught,] 177 

May  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  54  acres  of  swamp,  lying 
within  the  limits  of  Kingstown,  in  the  county  of  Ulster ; 
likewise  about  7  acres  of  land,  lying  in  ye  valley,  to 
the  eastward  of  the  southeast  gate,  in  Kingstown,  laid 
out  for  John  Tyson,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 178 

May  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  100  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  Esopus  kill,  within  the  limits  of 
Kingstown,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  beginning  at  ye 
falls,  laid  out  for  Arian  Tunisson,  by  Phillip  Welles,  sur- 
veyor, [with  draught,] 179 

May  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  25  acres  of  land,  lying  at 
the  Green  kill  head,  in  the  bounds  of  Hurley,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster;  also  6  acres  on  the  upland,  by  the 
wagon  path,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Esopus  creek,  laid 
out  for  Cors  Elmdorp,  by  Ro  :  Fulertown, 179 

May  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  216  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  Esopus  kill,  within  the  limits  of  Kingstowne, 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  Hendricke  Alburts, 
by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 180 

May  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  27  acres  of  land,  lying  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  on  the  east  side  of  the  Klyn  fly,  on 
the  west  side  of  the  town  of  Kingston,  together  with  a 
garden  lot,  at  Kingston,  containing  5  acres,  and  a  piece  of 
wood  land,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Esopus  creek, 
near  Kingston,  containing  25  acres,  laid  out  for  Girth 
Artson,  by  Ro  :  Fulertown,  surveyor, 181 

May  7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  about  442  acres  of  land, 
lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  at  the  mouth  of  Esopus  kill, 
being  a  part  of  the  tract  called  the  Sagiers,  laid  out  for 
Geo.  Meales  and  others,  by  Ro :  Fulertown,  surveyor, 
[with  draught,] 182 

May  7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  252  acres  of  land,  lying 
about  three  miles  westward  from  the  mouth  of  Esopus 
creek,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  beginning  at  the  side  of  a 
run  called  the  Beaver  kill,  being  a  part  of  the  tract  called 
Sagiers,  laid  out  for  George  Mealls  and  others,  by  Ro : 
Fulertown,  [with  draught,] 182 

May  8.  Description  of  a  survey  of  300  acres  of  land,  lying 
6 


42  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  h. 

Page. 
1686.        in  the  county  of  Ulster,  northward  from  the  mouth  of 
Esopus  creek,  being  a  part  of  the  tract  called  Sagiers,  laid 
out  for  George  Mealls  and  others,  by  Ro :   Fulertown, 
[with  draught,] 183 

May  8.  Description  of  a  survey  of  201  acres  of  land,  lying 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  crossing  the  run  called  Sawyer's 
kill,  about  a  mile  northwest  from  the  mouth  of  Esopus 
creek,  being  a  part  of  the  tract  called  Sagiers,  laid  out  for 
George  Mealls  and  others,  by  Ro:  Fulertown,  [with 
draught,] 184 

May  14.  Description  of  a  survey  of  797  acres  of  land,  lying 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  in  the  neighborhood  of  Wanton  Island,  (Saiifjerties,) 
laid  out  by  Ro  :  Fulertown,  for  himself,  [with  draught,] . .   184 

May  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  the  south  side  of  the  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island, 
laid  out  for  Edward  Antall,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 
[with  draught,] 185 

Description  of  a  survey  of  80  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the 
south  side  of  the  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out 
for  Edward  ■ , 185 

May  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land,  containing 
about  63  acres,  being  part  of  Hurley  great  piece,  lying  on 
the  north  side  of  Esopus  kill,  within  the  limits  of  the 
town  of  Hurley,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for 
Matthew  Blanjohn,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 186 

May  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  house  lot  in  Kingstown, 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  on  ye  north  side  of  the  Bridge 
street,  together  with  another  small  lot,  without  Kings- 
town, by  the  mill,  laid  out  for  Matice  Slight,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 187 

May  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  47  acres  of  land,  being 
part  of  Hurly  great  piece,  lying  upon  the  north  side  of 
Esopus  kill,  within  the  limits  of  Hurly,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster ;  likewise  a  house  lot  in  the  same  town,  and  two 
lots  of  Hurley  fly,  or  meadow  ground,  known  as  Nos.  1 1 
and  13;  laid  out  for  Rowlife  Swartwood,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 187 

May  31.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land,  containing 
about  64  acres,  lying  upon  ye  north  side  of  Esopus  kill, 
within  the  limits  of  Marble  towne,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
laid  out  for  Tho :  Vandemarke,  by  Phillip  Welles,  [with 
draught,] 188 

June  3.  Description  of  a  house  lot,  in  the  Church  street,  in 
Kingstowne,  in  ye  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  Mart 

Hufman,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 188 

May  7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  sundry  lots  and  pieces  of 
land,  lying  within  the  limits  of  Hurley,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  and  containing,  in  all,  about  35  acres,  laid  out  for 
John  Elta,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 189 

June  8.  Description  of  a  survey  of  100  acres,  lying  on  both 
sides  of  the  Mother  kill,  and  known  by  the  name  of  Ot- 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  43 

Page. 
168G.       ford,  being  within  the  limits  of  Kingstown,  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  John  Hall,  by  Phillip  Welles,  sur- 
veyor, [with  draught,] 189 

June  15.  Petition  of  William  White  and  other  inhabitants 
of  the  town  of  Jamaica,  on  Long  Island,  for  an  order  to 
require  Daniel  Whitehead  to  appear  and  answer  their 
complaint,    190 

June  16.  Description  of  a  survey  of  400  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  Hudson's  river,  within  the  limits  of  Kingstowne,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  John  Spragg,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 191 

July  7.  Petition  of  Jacob  Dayton  and  others,  inhabitants  of 
the  town  of  Easthampton,  on  Long  Island,  for  their  pro- 
portion of  the  lands  of  said  town, 192 

July  7.  Petition  of  Thomas.  Tallmage  and  others,  the  inhabi- 
tants of  Easthampton,  upon  Long  Island,  in  relation  to 
persons  who  have  petitioned  for  some  part  of  their  lands 
without  the  knowledge  of  the  town, 193 

July  29.  Order  in  council  upon  the  petition  of  Jacob  Dayton 
and  others,  for  land  in  Easthampton,  {see  page  192,) 194 

August  16.  Petition  of  John  Hendrix  Bruyns,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land  purchased,  by  him,  from  the  Indi- 
ans, and  lying  on  Kinderhook  creek,  adjacent  to  the  lands 
patented  to  him  by  Governors  Nicolls  and  Lovelace,. ...    195 

License  to  Minnie  Johannes,  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land,  con- 
taining about  300  acres,  lying  behind  his  farm,  at  the 
Haverstraw,  in  the  county  of  Orange, 196 

License  to  Hendrick  Kuyler,  to  purchase  a  certain  piece  of 
land  called  Adorguta,  near  to  Clausgrowen  hook,  in  the 
neighborhood  of  Schenechteda,  containing  about  30  acres 
of  lowland  and  50  acres  of  upland, 196 

Sept.  1.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Kyler,  of  Albany,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  a  certain  piece  of  land  called  Clausgraven 
hook,  near  Scheneghteda,  containing  about  30  acres  of  low 
land  and  50  acres  of  upland, 197 

Sept.  30.  Petition  of  John  Tuder,  in  relation  to  the  patent  of 
William  Hollet,  the  east  line  of  which  encroaches  upon 
the  land  granted  him  upon  Long  Island,  adjoining  to 
Newtown  purchase, 198 

Oct.  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  200  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  Cow  neck,  upon  Long  Island,  laid  out  for  Richard 
Cornwell,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]. .    199 

Oct.  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  Cow  neck,  upon  Long  Island,  laid  out  for  Thomas 
Hicks,  senr.,  by  Leonard  Beckwith,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 199 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Lord  Neil  Campbell,  for  a  license  to 
purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land,  adjacent  to  the  land  of 
Stephanus  Cortlandt,  and  Jacob  Decoy,  upon  the  east 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  within  the  Highlands,  designing 
to  bring  a  considerable  number  of  servants  from  England,  200 

Oct.  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  100  acres  of  land,  lying 


44  LAND  PAPERS.  .     [vol.  ii. 

Pago. 

1686.  at  Cow  neck,  upon  Long  Island,  laid  out  for  Mr.  Elly 
Dowty,  Bern*.,  by  Leonard.  Beckwith,  [with  draught,]...   201 

[No  dale]  Petition  of  Gerrit  Claessen,  in  relation  to  part  of 
the  land  on  Staten  Island,  patented  by  Gov.  Andross,  to 
his  father,  Claes  Arentse,  which  Phillip  Welles  has  taken 
and  unjustly  detains  from  the  petitioner, 201 

Oct.  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  100  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  Cow  neck,  upon  Long  Island,  laid  out  for  John 
Cornwell,  seur.,  by  Leonard  Beckwith,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,]. 202 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Peter  Jansen  Staets,  in  relation  to  the 
encroachments  of  Gerret  Claesen,  upon  his  land  in  Rich- 
mond county, 202 

Dec.  2.  Petition  of  Obediah  Holmes,  for  a  warrant  to  survey 
and  lay  out  a  certain  piece  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of 
Richmond,  adjoining  to  the  land  of  the  petitioner,  upon 
the  head  of  Tyson's  creek, 203 

Dec.  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  pieces  of  my  or 
meadow  ground,  containing  in  all  89  acres,  lying  to  the 
north  of  Kingstowne,  in  ye  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  at 
the  request  of  Win.  Demyre,  by  Leonard  Beckwith,  [with 
draught,] 204 

Dec.  13.  Patent  of  confirmation  to  John  Cornwell,  for  100 
acres  of  land,  on  Cow  neck,  upon  Long  Island,  (see  p. 
202,) 204 

1687.  Jan.  1.  Minutes  of  a  town  meeting,  held  in  Westchester,  in 

relation  to  the  boimds  of  that  town,  and  the  patents  of 
Tho :  Bodient,  Tho  :  Hunt,  senr.,  Tho :  Willet  and  others,  205 

Jan.  6.  Draught  of  a  patent  to  William  Richardson  and 
others,  trustees  of  the  freeholders  and  commonalty  of  the 
town  of  Westchester, 206 

Jan.  13.  Petition  of  Robert  Arthur  and  Daniel  Scudder,  of 
Smithston,  in  the  county  of  Suffolk,  a  grant  of  several 
islands  in  the  Drowned  meadows  and  creek  thatch,  in 
Nisequaugh  river, 207 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Andrew  Gibb,  of  Brookshaven, 
praying  a  patent  for  two  small  islands  of  creeke  thatch 
meadow,  in  the  Rassepegue  bay,  the  first  being  the 
second  island  from  the  harbor's  mouth,  to  the  northwest- 
ward of  Stony  brook,  and  the  other  next  adjacent  to  the 
northwestward,  also  containing  betwixt  them  both  the 
quantity  of  20  acres  or  thereabouts, 207 

Jan.  17.  Description  of  a  survey  of  5,100  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  Staten  Island,  on  the  Kill  van  Kull,  together 
with  the  great  island  of  salt  meadow,  near  the  Fresh 
kill,  and  opposite  to  Long  neck,  laid  out  for  John 
Palmer,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 208 

Jan.  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  410  acres  of  land,  in  the 
by  the  Indian  name  of  Chauwaugung,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  Thomas  Loycle,  by  Phillip 
Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 209 

Jan.  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,600  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  ye  west  end  of  Staten  Island,  beginning  upon  the 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  45 

Pago. 
1687.  north  side  of  a  certain  creek  opposite  to  the  land  of 
Gabriel  Manuealle,  crossing  said  creek,  and  so  running 
by  the  main  river  to  the  bay,  laid  out  for  Christopher 
Billip,  by  Phillip  Welles,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 
(Bentley's  Manor,) 210 

Feb.  22.  Deed  from  Lucas  Santon  to  William  Smith,  of  New 
York,  of  all  his  right,  title  and  interest  in  and  to  a  tract  of 
land  purchased  in  company  with  John  Spragg  and  others, 
from  the  Indians,  and  known  by  the  name  of  Westen- 
hook,  (Columbia  county,) 211 

March  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  house  lot  in  Kings- 
towne,  containing  about  10  acres,  laid  out  at  the  request 
of  Henry  Denyke,  by  Leonard  Beckwith,  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 212 

March  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  340  acres  of  land, 
lying  upon  the  east  end  of  Staten  Island,  bounded  on  the 
north  by  the  Kill  van  Kull,  and  known  by  the  name  of 
Loulace's  Farnie,  laid  out  for  Capt.  Thomas  Loulace,  by 
Phillip  Welles,  surveyor, 213 

July  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  several  small  pieces  of 
salt  meadow,  on  the  northwest  side  of  Staten  Island,  near 
the  Fresh  kills,  beginning  at  the  southermost  branch  of 
the  Fresh  kill,  where  it  joins  the  sound ;  thence  south- 
ward to  Jacob  de  Muffes  his  creek,  including  a  peninsula 
of  meadow  called  Edsall's  island,  laid  out  for  Christopher 

Billip,  by  Ro :  Fulerton, 213 

1691.  Nov.  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  due  south  line,  from 
the  head  of  Mattagaretts  bay  (Queens  county,)  to 
Hungry  Harbour,   over   Rockaway  river,  to  the   sea  or 

ocean,  Aug:  Graham,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 214 

1693.  March  30.  Indian  deed  to  Lawrence,  Frans  and  John 
Wessells,  Aert  Albertsen  and  Ryn  Johnson,  of  a  certain 
piece  of  ground  in  Hudson's  river,  at  a  high,  rocky  place, 
called  ye  Verdrietige  hook,  containing  about  3  or  4 
morgens,  whereupon  are  several  oyster  shells, 215 

May  16.  Draught  of  two  parcels  of  land,  one  containing  105, 
the  other  25,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Sopus  creek,  laid 
out  for  Hendrick  Cornelius  Bogard,  by  August :  Graham, 
surveyor, 215 

July  31.  Draught  of  a  certain  range  of  lots,  lying  along 
the  Kill  van  Kull,  being  part  of  the  late  Gov :  Lovelace's 
estate,  now  belonging  to  Gerritt  Crouze,  Gerritt  Vick  and 
Phillip  Wells.     Aug :  Graham,  surveyor, 216 

July  31.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  last  mentioned  lots 
belonging  to  Gerritt  Grouse,  Peter  Johnson,  and  Gerritt 
Vicks,  lying  upon  Staten  Island,  near  the  land  of  Coll. 
Dongan, 216 

Sept.  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  400  acres,  or  thereabouts, 
of  land,  lying  at  Unquetague,  on  the  south  side  of  Long 
Island,  in  the  county  of  Suffolk,  being  two  necks  of  land, 
called  by  ye  names  of  Marigies  and  Namanock,  laid  out 
for  Thomas  Willett,  and  Henry  Taylor,  by  Aug :  Graham, 
surveyor, 217 


46  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  n. 


169.3.  Sept.  30.  Description  of  a  survey  of  land,  lying  on  the  south 
side  of  Long  Island,  in  ye  county  of  Suffolk,  bounded 
west  by  East  Connecticut  river  and  Yaphanck  creek,  north 
by  the  country  road,  east  by  a  line  striking  the  head  of  the 
Mastick  river,  and  running  south  to  the  Sinckes  river,  near 
the  sea,  including  Punecatane  and  Hog  necks,  together 
with  a  tract  of  beach  meadow,  along  the  south  side  of  the 
island,  (24  miles  from  east  to  west)  with  all  the  islands  in 
the  bay,  from  Huntington  east  gutt,  to  Cupchauge,  being 
the  western  bounds  of  Southampton,  and  south  by  Setauck 
neck,  (St.  George's  Manor,)  [with  draught,] 21 Y 

Dec.  14.  Description  of  a  survey  of  3  pieces  of  land,  contain- 
ing, in  all,  about  160  acres,  lying  near  the  great  kill,  upon 
Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Isaac  Billiew,  by  Aug:  Graham, 

surveyor,  .    218 

1695.  July  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  20  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  the  Fresh  kill,  on  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  William 
Barker,  by  Aug:  Graham,  surveyor,  [with  draught,]. ...   219 

August  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  40  acres  of  land,  laid 
out  for  William  Barker,  lying  in  the  rear  of  his  present 
plantation,  on  Staten  Island,  Aug:  Graham,  surveyor,  . . .   219 

August  8.  Statement  of  Aug:  Graham,  surveyor,  in  relation 
to  his  being  interrupted  in  making  a  survey  of  12  acres 
of  salt,  and  8  acres  of  fresh  meadow,  on  Staten  Island, 
for  Arent  Praell,  pursuant  to  the  Governor's  warrant, . . .   220 

Dec.  4.  Statement  of  Aug :  Graham,  in  relation  to  his  being 
interrupted  in  surveying  the  eastermost  bounds  of  the 
land  at  Momoranack,  belonging  to  Ann  Richbell,  relict 

of  John  Richbell,  deceased,  [with  draught,] 220 

1695.  Jan.  9.  Draught,  demonstrating  how  the  townes  of  Newtown, 
Brooklyn,  Bostwick  and  Flatbush  do  interfere,  laid  down 
by  Aug :  Graham,  surveyor, 220 

Jan.  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  160  acres  of  land,  lying 
upon  Long  neck,  upon  Staten  Island;  also  120  aci'es  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  Hobart's  plantation,  at  a  certain 
ready  cove,  and  35  acres  of  meadow,  on  the  north  side 
of  the  Fresh  kill,  laid  out  for  Arent  Praall,  by  Aug :  Gra- 
ham, surveyor,  [with  draught,] 221 

March  29.  Petition  of  Gritie  Vrooman,  wife  of  Akus  Cor- 
nelisse  Van  Slyck,  deceased,  for  an  island  in  the  Mohawk 
river,  above  Schenectady, 221 

June  20.  Petition  of  Lucas  Van  Tienhoven  and  others,  for  a 
warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  a  tract  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Orange,  recently  purchased,  by  them, 
from  the  Indians, 222 

June  23.  Petition  of  Tobias  Stoutenberg,  for  a  confirmation 
of  his  patent  for  a  lot  of  ground,  in  Broadway,  in  the  city 
of  New  York, 222 

July  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  vacant  land, 
in  Orange  county,  containing  about  100,000  acres,  begin- 
ning at  a  tree,  marked  by  the  Indians,  and  running  to  a 
certain  hill  called  the  Thome,  said  to  be  the  bounds  of 
Haverstraw,  thence  W.  N.  West,  to  the  blew  hills,  and 


vol.  n.]  LAND  PAPERS.  47 

Pago. 
1695.       so  by  the  said  hills  and  Acquekcnon  creek  to  the  south    . 
bounds  of  this  province,  thence  to  DeMeres's  kill,  and 
along  the  same  to  the  place  of  beginning,  purchased  by 
Luycas  Tienhoven  and   John  Cornelius,  Aug:    Graham, 
surveyor, 223 

Oct.  1.  Petition  of  Thomas  Noxon,  for  a  grant  of  about  200 
acres  of  land,  lying  behind  Marbletown,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster, 223 

Nov.  21.  Petition  of  Samuell  Bayard,  Arent  Schuyler  and 
company,  for  leave  to  purchase,  of  the  Indians,  a  tract  of 
land,  lying   within  the  bounds  of  Orange   county,  and 

known  by  the  name  of  Ramepog,.. 224 

1690.  Jan.  9.  Petition  of  Jacob  Rutse  and  others,  of  the  county  of 
Ulster,  and  Dan  Honan  and  others,  of  the  city  of  New 
York,  praying  leave  to  purchase  from  the  Menissing  Indi- 
ans, the  land  called  Great  and  Small  Menissing,  in  the 
time  of  three  years, 224 

Feb.  20.  License  from  Gov.  Fletcher  to  Caleb  Heathcote  and 
Augustine  Graham,  to  purchase  vacant  land  on  Hudson's 
river,  from  the  Indians, , 224 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  William and  Jarvais  Marshall, 

praying  confirmation,  by  letters  patent,  of  a  purchase, 
from  the  Indians,  of  lands  in  Orange  county,  known  by 
the  name  of  Quesbell, 225 

April  2.  Deed,  from  two  Indian  women,  to  the  children  of 
Nicholas  Anthony,  for  a  tract  of  land,  lying  to  the  south 
of  Rondout  kill,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 226 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  John  Brundage  for  leave  to  purchase 
a  tract  of  land,  containing  about  400  acres,  lying  upon 
Biram  river,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  at  the  dist- 
ance of  fourteen  miles  from  the  sound, 226 

Petition  of  Nicholas  Bayard  to  have  his  lands,  in  the  city  and 
province  of  New  York,  confirmed  to  him,  by  letters  patent,  226 

April  16.  Petition  of  John  Cuyler,  for  a  patent,  for  sundry 
pieces  of  land,  lying  at  a  place  called  the  Long  Reach, 
opposite  Wappinger's  creek,  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  and  at  the  Dans  Kamer, 227 

Petition  of  Henry  Beeckman,  for  a  patent,  for  land,  in 
Dutchess  county,  lying  opposite  Esopus  creek,  and  known 
by  the  name  of  Sepeskenot, 227 

May  18.  Resolution  of  a  town  meeting,  at  Flushing,  (L.  I.,) 
for  the  settlement  of  the  differences  and  controversies 
relating  to  the  common  land  of  that  town, 228 

May  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  930  acres  of  land,  lying 
at  the  Gowanos,  on  Long  Island,  for  Adrian  Bennet,  by 
Aug:  Graham,  surveyor, 228 

May  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land,  lying  at 
the  Gowanos,  on  Long  Island,  for  Adrian  Bennett,  by 
Aug :  Graham,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 228 

[No  date.]  Description  of  a  survey  of  ye  land  in  possession 
of  Hendrick  Ten  Eyck,  and  ye  land  or  island  of  Mattas- 
sink  (Rockland  co.,)  surveyed  at  the  request  of  Mr. 
Lancaster  Symes,  by  Pieter  Corteljou,  [with  draught,]..   229 


48  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  n. 

169G.  June  15.  Bounds  of  the  patent  of  Daniel  Honan  and  Michael 
Harclon,  known  by  the  name  of  Kackyacktewacke,  on  a 
neck  called  Shemiewack  or  Pesqua,  which  runs  under  a 
great  hill,  from  whence  is  continued  a  direct  course  to 
a  barren  plain,  called  Wesegroraep,  until  this  plain  bears 
south ;  thence  S.S.E.,  to  a  falling  into  David  Demere's 
creek,  south  of  the  land  called  Waranshau  (Orangetown, 
Rockland  co.,) 229 

June  17.  Description  of  100  acres  of  vacant  land,  adjoining 
Arent  Praell's  land,  on  Long  neck  (Staten  Island,)  laid 
out  for  Nathaniell  Brittain,  by  Aug :  Graham,  surveyor, .   230 

June  19.  Description  of  a  survey  of  121  acres  of  land,  on 
Long  neck  (Staten  Island,)  laid  out  for  Abraham  Lake- 
man,  by  Aug :  Graham,  surveyor, 230 

[No  date.]  *Description  of  a  survey  of  Jan  Tunissen's  valley, 
on  the  Kill  van  Kull  (Staten  Island,)  amounting  to  24 
acres.     Pieter  Corteljon,  surveyor, 230 

[No  date.]  *Description  of  a  survey  of  56  acres,  adjoining 
the  preceding,  beginning  at  a  point  called  the  Church- 
yard, and  proceeding  to  the  Great  neck  point, 230 

Petition  of  Samuell  Bayard,  for  four  Indian  fields,  lying 
vacand  and  unappropriated  in  Orange  county,  known  by 
the  names  Wieremins,  Peskeck,  Gomagkie  and  Nara- 
sonk,  being  part  of  Luycas  Tienhoven's  Indian  purchase,  231 

Oct.  15.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  vacant  land  upon 
Staten  Island,  lying  in  the  rear  of  Abraham's  Lakeman's 
lot ;  also  a  gore  of  land  comprehended  between  the  rear 
of  Barker's  farm  and  the  front  line  of  Abraham  Marlett, 
comprising  in  all  82  acres,  laid  out  for  William  Barker, 
by  Aug :  Graham,  surveyor, 231 

Nov.  2.  Petition  of  Col.  Stephen  Cortlandt  and  Jacques 
Pullion,  for  the  vacant  land  in  the  rear  of  their  lots,  on 
Staten  Island, 232 

Nov.  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  lying  on 
the  west  side  of  the  King's  garden,  in  the  city  of  New 
York,  laid  out  for  Caleb  Heathcote,  by  Aug:  Graham, 

surveyor, 232 

1697.  May  6.  Description  or  a  survey  of  a  lot  of  land,  on  the  west 
side  of  Staten  Island,  at  Smoking  point,  containing  85 
acres,  together  with  one  acre  of  meadow,  fronting  the 
said  land,  and  nine  acres  at  the  mouth  of  the  Fresh  kill, 


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over  against  Cedar  point,  laid  out  for  John  Lake  and 
Joakim  Gulick, 233 

May  6.  Petition  of  Lewis  Morris,  for  letters  patent,  for  a  lot 
of  land,  No.  5,  lying  in  Queens  county,  about  five  miles 
north  from  Hempsted,  on  a  certain  tract  of  land  called 
Mattinicock,  abutting  to  Hempsted, 234 

May  7.  Petition  of  Caleb  Heathcote,  Augus :  Graham  and 
others,  for  a  tract  of  vacant  land  in  Dutchess  county,  on 
the  west  line  of  Connecticut  colony, 234 

May  14.  Petition  of  Thomas  Swartod  and  others,  to  have 
Jacob  Rutsen  and  company  restrained  from  unlawfully 
obstructing  them  in  perfecting  their  title  to  1,200  acres  of 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  49 

Page. 
1697.       land,  lying  at  a  certain  place  called  by  the  Indians  Wagh- 

gagkemek, 235 

May  16.  Petition  of  Matthew  Clarkson,  for  a  patent  for  "a 
certain  piece  of  ground  in  a  certain  street  in  the  East  ward 
in  the  city  of  New  York,  which  runs  along  by  the  slip, 
which  leads  from  that  part  of  Queen's  street,  which  is 
opposite  to  Maiden  lane," 236 

May  19.  Petition  of  Arent  Schuyler,  for  a  patent  for  a  tract 
of  land  in  Ulster  county, 237 

May  20.  Draught  of  Menissinck, 238 

May  27.  Petition  of  Johannes  Cuyler,  for  a  hearing  on  his 
patent,  concerning  the  objections  by  thereto, 
by  Coll :  Cortlandt  and  Coll :  Schuyler, 239 

May  27.  Petition  of  Joast  Van  Metren,  for  a  tract  of  stoney 
woodland,  lying  within  the  bounds  of  Marbletown,  in 
Ulster  county, 240 

May  27.  Petition  of  Thomas  Egburse,  for  a  patent,  for  a  lot 
of  land  lying  near  the  Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island, 
containing  about  80  acres, 241' 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Stephen  Cortlandt,  to  be  confirmed 
in  the  possession  of  sundry  lots  of  ground  in  the  city  of 
New  York,  and  in  the  counties  of  Suffolk,  Richmond  and 
Kings, 242 

June  3.  Petition  of  Humphrey  Davenport,  for  a  warrant  of 
survey,  for  150  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the  Mumback- 
house  kill,  in  Ulster  county, 242 

June  14.  Description  of  a  survey  of  Phillips'  patent,  in  Put- 
nam county, 243 

June  17.  Petition  of  Samuell  Bayard,  praying  a  patent  for 
land  in  Orange  county,  (the  Indian  fields,) 244 

June  1 7.  Petition  of  Stephanus  Van  Cortlandt,  for  confirma- 
tion of  three  tracts  of'  land,  the  first  lying  upon  the  east 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  called  Keghtawonck,  the  second 
lying  at  John  Peake's  creek,  as  far  as  the  north  side  of  a 
hill  called  Anthony's  noose,  the  third  lying  in  the  same  i 
neighborhood,  and  called  Sackonck  and  Matightekonck, .   245 

June  17.  Petition  of  Adolp  Phillips,  for  a  patent  for  a  tract 
of  land  lying  upon  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  in 
Dutchess  county, 246 

June  17.  Petition  of  Samuell  Haight,  for  a  patent  for  a  tract 
of  land  in  the  town  of  Flushing,  on  Long  Island,  con- 
taining about  150  acres, 248 ' 

June  17.  Petition  of  Mathias  Blansan,  praying  a  patent  for 
100  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the  south  of  the  Cale  Bergh, 
in  the  limits  of  Marble  towne,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, . .   249 

June  17.  Petition  of  Wm.  Pinhorne,  praying  to  be  admitted 
a  purchaser  with  Coll.  Schuyler,  Domine  DalUus  and 
others,  in  the  purchase  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohaques 
country,  lying  upon  the  river  50  miles,  and  2  miles  on 
each  side  of  the  river,  and  for  a  patent  for  the  same, 250 

July  22.  Petition  of  John  Harrison,  Edward  Whittox  and 
others,  for  a  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  purchased 

from  the  Indians,  at  Oysterbay, 251 

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50  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  a. 

Page. 
1697.  July  29.  Petition  of  Richard   Merrel,  praying  a  grant   of 
confirmation  for  a  piece  of  land  lying  upon  a  place  called 
Daniel's  neck,  in  the  county  of  Richmond, 252 

July  31.  Petition  of  Peter  Schuyler,  William  Pinhorne, 
Domine  Dallius  and  others,  praying  a  patent  for  a  tract 
of  land  extending  four  miles  on  each  side  of  the  Mohawk 
river, 253 

Sept.  (?)  Petition  of  Henry  flilkin,  praying  a  license  to  pur- 
chase  a  tract  of  vacant  land,  lying  on  Hudson's  river, . . .   254 

Sept.  28.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Clausen,  praying  a  patent  for 
sundry  pieces  of  land  in  Orange  county, 255 

Oct.  14.  Petition  of  Peter  Hendrix  DeHans,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  vacant  land,  in  Albany  county,  be- 
tween the  Cohoes  and  Connestegioni,  on  the  south  side  of 
Schenectady  river, 256 

Oct.  14.  Petition  of  William  West,  of  the  county  of  Ulster, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  that  county,  on 
which  he  has  erected  a  corne  mill ;  also  the  vacant  land 
adjoining  said  tract,  the  whole  being  bounded  on  the 
south  and  east  by  lands  of  Coll :  Beekman,  the  Round 
out  kill,  and  a  direct  line  over  the  hills  to  the  bounds  of 
Hurley, 257 

Oct.  17.  Petition  of  a  survey  of  24  acres  of  meadow,  lying  at 
Fresh  kill,  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out  in  two  parcels,  for 
Thomas  Codrington,  by  Aug:  Graham,  surveyor, 258 

Nov.  12.  Petition  of  Rooloffe  Swartwout,  praying  for  200 
acres  of  land,  lying  in  Ulster  county,  being  part  of  a  tract 
of  land  called  Waghgashkenck, 259 

Nov.  25.  Warrant  from  Gov.  Fletcher  to  Aug:  Graham, 
surveyor  general,  to  survey  and  lay  out  for  Thomas  Still- 
well,  a  tract  of  meadow  land  on  Staten  Island, 260 

Dec.  9.  Petition  of  Peter  Peterson  &  Co.,  owners  of  two  lots 
of  land,  lying  in  the  neighborhood  of  Capt.  Cornelius 
Coursen's  land,  upon  Staten  Island,  praying  to  be  con- 
firmed in  the  possession  of  the  same,  and  that  15  acres  of 
meadow  adjoining  thereto  may  be  shared  between  them,  261 

Petition  of  Hendrick  Van  Rensselaer,  praying  a  license  to 
purchase  a  tract  of  land,  lying  upon  the  east  side  of  Hud- 
son's river,  between  the  land  of  Eghbert  Teunisse  and  the 
bounds  of  Saraghtoga,  being  in  length  upon  the  river 
about  six  miles,  (Schaghticoke  ?) 262 

[No  elate.]  Petition  of  Peter  Mene  and  Anthony  Tyce,  pray- 
ing a  grant  for  a  tract  of  vacant  land,  on  the  south  side  of 
Staten  Island, 263 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Dorety  Clarke,  widow  of  Edward 
Clarke,  setting  forth  her  right  and  title  by  "  ancient 
demise  and  prior  patent,  to  a  piece  of  meadow,  on  Staten 
Island,  claimed  and  surveyed  for  John  Tunisson," 264 

[No  date.]  Petition  of Romeyn  and  others,  inhabit- 
ants of  New  Yarsie,  for  license  to  purchase  the  four 
Indian  fields,  lying  in  Orange  county,  between  Saddel 
river  and  Hackingsack,  known  by  the  names  of  Wier- 
emins,  Peskeck,  Gomagkie  and  Narrasonck, 265 


vol.  ii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  51 

Pago. 
1697.  [No  date.]  Petition  of  Jacob  Codeber,  Thomas  Swartwout 
aud  others,  praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  Ulster 
county,  being  part  of  a  tract  called  Waghaghkemeck, ....   266 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Hans  Lawrence,  of  the  county  of 
Richmond,  praying  a  warrant  for  a  survey  of  a  piece  of 
land  on  Staten  Island,  containing  about  40  acres ;  to- 
gether with  a  small  island  of  meadow,  of  about  2  acres, 
lying  at  the  mouth  of  Oyster  creek,  for  which  he  has  a 
patent, 267 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Egbert  and  Hendrick  Schoonmaker, 
of  Kingstowne,  praying  a  grant  for  a  tract  of  vacant 
land,  about  600  acres,  lying  opposite  to  the  high  lands 
or  thereabouts,  being  on  both  sides  the  Oudt  mans  kill 
or  creek,  having  been  formerly  patented  to  Capt.  Evans, 
but  since  broken  by  an  act  of  generall  assembly,  (town 
of  Marlbro,  Ulster  Co.,) 268 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Severyn  Tenhout,  of  Ulster  county, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.   Evans, 269 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Lucas  Keerstede,  Johannes  Kipp  and 
William  Teller,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  a  neck  or  point  of  land  on  the  east  side 
of  the  North  or  Hudson's  river,  over  against  the  Verdre- 
da  hook,  commonly  called  by  the  name  of  Sleeper's  haven, 
and  by  the  Indians,  Navish,  the  meadow  being  called 
Senasqua,  bounded  by  a  creek  called  and  known  by  the 
name  of  Nannakans,  (Tellers  point,  Westchester  Co.,). . .   270 

1698.  Oct.  23.  Petition  of  Ryer  Schermerhorn,  in  the  behalf  himself 

and  others,  the  inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Schanegtade, 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  praying  a  new  patent  for  said 
town, 271 

1699.  July.  Petition  of  Teunis  Gysbertsen,  of  Kings  county,  pray- 

ing that  the  surveyor  general  may  be  ordered  to  run  the 
lines  between  his  land,  at  Breuckland,  and  the  land  of 
John  Muserell,  according  to  their  patents, 272 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Maudalena  Rosekrans,  widow,  of  the 
county  of  Ulster,  praying  a  confirmation  for  lands  granted 
to  her  husband  in  his  lifetime, 273 

August  2.  Petition  of  sundry  Indians,  on  behalf  of  them- 
selves and  their  nation,  praying  that  John  Pell  and  Mr. 
Richbell  may  be  ordered  to  satisfy  the  petitioners  for 
sundry  parcels  of  land,  and  that  they  may  have  more 
than  was  actually  sold,  sold  unto  them, 274 

Oct.  18.  Petition  of  Bernardus  Swartwout,  on  behalf  of  him- 
self and  others,  the  owners  of  sundry  lands  at  Waghah- 
kemeck,  near  Menissincks,  complaining  of  ill-treatment  by 
Indians,  who  are  instigated  to  the  same  by  Jacob  Rutsen 
&  Co.,  and  praying  that  they  may  be  protected  in  the 
peaceable  enjoyment  of  their  possessions, 275 

Dec.  14.  Petition  of  Engelbert  Lot  and  others,  inhabitants 
of  the  town  of  Flatbush,  on  the  island  of  Nassaw,  pray- 
ing that  Daniel  Polhemus  and  others  may  be  restrained 


52  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ii. 


1699.  from  laying  out  and  inclosing  the  common  land  of  said 
town, 275 

1700.  April  19.  Indian  deed  to  Engeltie,  wife  of  Step.  Gasherie,  of 

a  tract  of  vacant  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  on 
the  south  side  of  the  Rondout  kill,  at  a  small  jun  of 
water,  to  the  west  of  the  land  of  Rochsinck,  called  by  the 
Indian  name  Wiggewappog ;  thence  along  Rondout  kill, 
to  a  small  run  of  water  called  by  the  Indian  name  of 
Warraminninck,    together   with    a    certain   fall    named 

Sanchatisinck,  adjoining  unto  said  land, 276 

July  31.  Report  of  the  committee  of  grievances,  of  the 
houses  of  assembly,  upon  the  petition  of  the  inhabitants 
of  Hampstead, , 277 


VOLUME  III. 

[Those  marked  thus  (*)  are  in  Dutch.] 

1700-1704. 

Page. 
1700.  May  1.  Petition  of  John  Hutching,  John  Sands,  Daniel 
Whitehead  and  William  Huddleston,  owners  of  a  piece  of 
land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  known  by  the  name  of  Ver- 
dredick  hook,  and  called,  in  the  Indian  language,  Quas- 
peeck,  praying  that  the  same  may  be  surveyed  and 
partitioned, 1 

May  14.  Petition  of  Evert  Byvanck,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
the  trustees  of  the  freeholders  of  the  town  of  Westches- 
ter, in  the  county  of  Westchester,  praying  that  a  warrant 
may  issue  to  the  surveyor  genl.  directing  him  to  run  the 
line  between  the  said  town  and  John  Pell's  patent,  accord- 
ing to  an  agreement  made  between  said  parties  in  rela- 
tion thereto, 2 

Copy  of  the  articles  of  agreement  between  John  Pell  and 
the  freeholders  of  the  town  of  Westchester,  referred  to 
above,  bearing  date  April  14,  1700, 2 

June  6.  Petition  of  Hendryck  Croosen  and  Dirck  Croosen, 
sons  of  Gerryt  Croosen,  deceased,  praying  a  warrant  of 
survey  to  run  the  lines  of  the  farm  on  Staten  Island,  left 
to  them  by  their  father, 3 

June.  Warrant  from  Gov.  Nanfan,  to  the  surveyor  general, 
authorizing  and  requiring  him  to  survey  the  land  of  Hen- 
dryck and  Dirck  Croosen,  lying  upon  Staten  Island,  near 
Coll.  Lovelace's  plantation, 4 

June  6.  Petition  of  William  George,  representing  that  he 
has  purchased  two  tracts  of  land,  adjoining  on  Staten 
Island,  one  in  the  rear  of  the  other,  from  Peter  Johnson, 
who  had  patents  for  the  same,  and  that  there  were  16 
acres  of  meadow,  granted  in  said  patents,  which  have 
never  been  laid  out,  and  praying  a  warrant  of  survey  for 
the  same, 5 

June  1 9.  Petition  of  Amarens,  widow  of  John  Stout,  late  of 
the  island  of  Jamaica,  praying  that  the  lands  on  Staten 
Island,  purchased  by  her  husband,  of  Andrew  Norwood, 
to  whom  the  same  were  patented,  may  be  surveyed, ....       6 

July  3.  Petition  of  Henry  Fowler,  Thomas  Pinckney  and 
John  Drake,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  the  inhabitants 


54  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  hi. 

Page. 

1700.  of  Eastchester,  representing  their  right  to  the  land 
described  in  a  stipulation  between  the  town  of  Westches- 
ter and  John  Pell,  and  praying  that  the  petition  of  Evert 
Bancker,  for  the  running  of  the  lines  between  the  said 
town  of  Westchester  and  the  patent  of  John  Pall,  be  not 
granted,  until  the  inhabitants  of  Eastchester  be  heard, 
{see  page  2,) 7 

August  1.  Petition  of  Thomas  Walton,  for  20  acres  of  land, 
adjoining  his  farm,  on  the  east  end  of  Staten  Island,. 8 

August  16.  Petition  of  Jean  Rosie,  for  license  to  purchase, 
from  the  Indians,  about  one  hundred  acres  of  woodland, 
lying  on  the  east  side  of  the  river  of  Canistigiyone, ....        9 

[No  date.]  Description  of  a  survey  of  land  near  the  Paltz,     10 

1701.  April  2.  Petition  of  Samuel  Staats,  Dyrk  Vanderburgh  and 

Barne  Cosen,  for  relief  against  Caleb  Heathcote,  who  has 
defeated  them  in  the  purchase  of  1,000  acres  of  land,  or 
thereabouts,  situated  at  the  head  of  the  lines  of  the  towns 
of  East  and  Westchester,  for  the  purchase  of  which,  from 
the  Indians,  they  had  been  granted  a  prior  license, 11 

June  26.  Petition  of  Abraham  De  LaNoy,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  small  piece  of  land,  formerly  granted  to  his  brother 
Peter,  now  deceased, 12 

Declaration  of  P.  V.  Coi'tlandt  and  Phillip  Welles,  bearing 
date  1681,  concerning  the  grant  from  Govr.  Andros  to 
Peter  De  LaNoy  of  the  land  above  mentioned, 12 

Consent  of  Englebert  Lott  and  Abraham  Kip,  to  the  issuing 
of  a  patent  for  the  same  to  Abraham  De  LaNoy, 12 

July.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  same  for  Peter  De 
LaNoy,  bearing  date  July  4,  1 700,  Aug :  Graham,  sur- 
veyor genl., 12 

August  7.  Petition  of  John  Baptist  Van  Eps  and  LaAvrence 
Classe,  interpreters  at  the  late  conference  with  the  Five 
Nations  of  Indians,  held  at  Albany,  praying  a  patent  for 
five  small  islands,  lying  in  the  Mohoges  river,  between 

Rosendalle  and  Marl ,  given  to  them  by  the  Indians, 

in  consideration  of  their  services  on  that  occasion, 13 

Sept.  15.  Conveyance  from  Englebert  Lott  and  Abraham 
Kip  to  Abraham  De  LaNoy,  of  a  certain  lot  of  ground  in 
the  possession  of  Andries  Grevenraet, 14 

Oct.  30.  Petition  of  Dirck  Vandenburgh  and  Abraham 
Staats,  praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  being  part  of 
a  tract  purchased  by  the  widow  Pawling,  from  the  In- 
dians, and  by  her  conveyed  to  them, 15 

Nov.  6.  Petition  of  Leigh  Atwood,  Richard  Slater,  Abraham 
Staats  and  company,  praying  a  patent  for  a  parcel  of  land, 
vested  in  the  crown,  having  not  yet  been  granted  to  any 
person,  and  also  license  to  purchase,  from  the  Indians,  a 
tract  of  land  in  Dutchess  county,  "  the  southern  bounds 
of  which  are  the  ffishkill,  bounded  by  the  lands  of  Caleb 
Heathcote  and  company,  to  the  northward,  bounded  with 
the  lands  of  Peter  Schuyler  and  Joachim  Staats,  and  to 
the  eastward  by  Wapping  creek," 16 

Nov.  7.  Covenant  of  Samuel  Staats  and  Derick  Vandenburg, 


vol.  in.]  LAND  PAPERS.  55 

Page. 
1701.  of  Dutchess  Co.,  to  allow  "a  patent  to  pass  to  Leigh 
Atwood  and  company,  including  one  mile  in  front  to  ye 
waterside,  in  ye  middle  of  our  land,  as  shall  be  judged  by 
a  surveyor  to  be  ye  most  convenient  passage  to  ye  lands 
granted  to  ye  said  Leigh  Atwood  and  company,  behind 
us," 17 

Nov.  21.  Petition  of  Brant  Schuyler,  praying  that  a  patent 
of  confirmation  may  be  granted  him  for  a  piece  of  ground 
lying  in  Queen  street,  in  the  city  of  New  York,  being 
bounded  southerly  by  the  harbour,  or  river,  at  low  water 
mark,  and  westerly  by  the  house  and  ground,  partly  of 
James  Emott,  and  partly  by  the  land  belonging  to  Coll 
Albra :  Depeyster  and  Robt.  Lurting, 18 

Nov.  21.  Petition  of  Jacobus  De  Key,  praying  that  a  patent 
of  confirmation  may  be  granted  him  for  235  acres  of  land 
upon  Manhattan  Island,  conveyed  to  him  by  the  corpora- 
tion of  the  city  of  New  York,  bounded  on  the  north  side 
by  the  land  of  Tunis  Ives,  and  southerly  by  Harlem  line, 
between  the  land  of  Thomas  Turner  and  Hudson's  river,     19 

Dec.  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  710  acres  of  land,  lying 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  at  a  place  called  Maschabeneer 
Schawengonck,  laid  out  for  Matthias  Nott,  by  Pieter  Cor- 
telyau,  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 20 

July  9.  Affidavit  of  Jacob  Rutsen,  concerning  the  purchase 
of  the  land  above  mentioned,  from  the  Indians, 20 

Sept.  22.  Petition  of  Matthias  Mott,  praying  a  patent  for 
about  400  acres  of  land,  in  Ulster  county,  at  a  place 
called  Shawungung,  which  was  given  him  when  a  child, 
by  the  Indians, 20 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  John  Smedis  and  Jacobus  Greeyer, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  about  three  hundred 
acres,  lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  on  the  south  side  of 
Nesquatalk,  on  both  sides  of  the  Paltz  river,  for  which  a 
patent  was  promised  by  his  late  excellency,  the  Earl  of 
Bellomont, 21 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Robert  Sanders,  praying  a  patent  for 
"  a  certain  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  begin- 
ning at  a  fall  called  Arackook,  and  running  northerly  on 
the  east  side  of  Palts  creek,  until  it  comes  to  a  place 
called  Kachawaweek,  and  from  thence  on  a  due  east  line 
four  miles  into  the  woods,  and  from  thence  on  a  parallel 
line  with  the  Palts  creek,  until  a  due  west  line  shall  touch 
the  aforesaid  ffall  where  it  begun," 22 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Thomas  Highby,  John  Scudmore, 
John  Whitman  and  Barne  Cosens,  praying  a  license  to 
purchase  from  the  Indians,  a  piece  of  vacant  land,  in  the 
county  of  Suffolk,  on  the  island  Nassau,  beginning  at 
"Whitman's  hollow, 23 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  John  Hardenbergh,  of  Ulster  county, 
praying  a  grant  of  300  acres,  or  thereabouts,  lying  and 
being  on  the  north  side  of  the  Esopus  creek,  in  said 
county,  commonly  called  or  known  by  the  Indian  name 
Aquameeck, 24 


56  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  m. 

Page. 
1702.  Jan.  2.  Petition  of  Matthew  Clarkson,  praying  a  license  to 
purchase  "  a  parcel  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Orange,  situ- 
ate on  or  about  Demares  creek,  about  1,000  acres,  more 
or  less,"  which  the  Indians  are  willing  to  sell, 25 

Jan.  8.  Petition  of  Luycas  Kerstead  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  an  island  in  Orange  county,  which  was  con- 
veyed to  the  petitioner's  mother,  by  the  Indian  pro- 
prietors,      26 

Jan.  24.  Petition  of  John  Du  Puy  and  others,  praying  a 
grant  of  several  lots  of  vacant  and  unpatented  land,  in  the 
county  of  Richmond,  one  in  the  rear  of  Mr.  Osselton  and 
others,  one  at  a  place  called  Smokers  point,  one  at  the 
west  side  of  Thomas  Pusling,  and  one  to  the  front  of 
Brearle,  containing  in  all  about  200  acres, 27 

Jan.  24.  Petition  of  Susanna  Waughton,  widow,  praying  a 
grant  of  300  acres  of  land,  lying  in  the  vicinity  of  the 
Crom  Elboogh,  in  Dutchess  county,  which  she  alleges  to 
be  part  of  a  purchase  made  by  Henry  Pawling,  under  a 
license  granted  to  her  husband,  in  company  with  said 
Pawling,  and  for  which  300  acres  no  patent  has  as  yet 
been  granted,  with , 28 

Feb.  5.  Testimony  of  Mr.  Jamison,  in  relation  to  the  foi'ego- 
ing  purchase, 28 

Jan.  26.  Petition  of  Samuel  Staats  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  called  Wawayanda,  in 
the  county,  of  Ulster,  containing  by  estimation  about  five 
thousand  acres,  more  or  less,  lying  about  30  miles  back- 
wards in  the  woods  from  Hudson's  river, 29 

Feb.  2.  Petition  of  John  Hutchins,  praying  that  he  may  be 
heard  in  regard  to  the  petition  of  Jarvis  Marshall  and 
company,  for  vacant  land  to  the  northward  of  the  bounds 
of  a  tract  of  land  called  Quaspeck,  in  Orange  county,  now 
in  the  possession  and  tenure  of  the  said  John  Hutchins 
and  company,  and  which  the  said  Hutchins  alleges  to  be 
a  fraud,  got  up  to  deprive  him  of  a  portion  of  his  said 
patent, 30 

Feb.  9.  Petition  of  Matthew  Clarkson  and  others,  represent- 
ing that  Col.  Caleb  Heathcote  has  failed  to  comply  with 
the  provisions  of  the  license  granted  hin,  in  1696,  to  pur- 
chase of  the  Indians  "  a  tract  of  vacant  land,  in  the 
county  of  Westchester,  between  S  river,  on  the 
north  bounds  of  Mr.  Harrison's  purchase,"  and  praying 
the  same  may  be  inquired  into,  and  the  land  transferred 
to  the  petitioners,  (2  copies,) 31 

Feb.  14.  Warrant  to  the  solicitor  general  to  prepare  a  patent 
for  Robert  Walters,  Caleb  Heathcote,  Matthew  Clarkson 
and  others,  for  "  all  that  certain  tract  of  land,  situate, 
lying  and  being  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  bounded 
northerly  by  Croton  river,  easterly  by  Byram  river  and 
Bedford  line,  southerly  by  the  line  of  John  Harrison  and 
his  associates  and  Rye  line,  stretching  to  Byram  river 
aforesaid,  and  westerly  by  the  land  of  ffrederick  Phillips 
and  Bruncks  river," 31 


vol.  in.]  LAND  PAPERS.  57 

Pago. 
1702.  Feb.  17.  Petition   of  John  Dcpuyster,   Matthew   Clarkson 
and  others,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land, 
lying  in  the  county  of  Orange,  upon  the  head  of  Hacken- 
sack,  Sadie  and  Pysauk  rivers, 32 

Feb.  19.  Petition  of  Samuel  Staats  and  others,  representing 
that  a  license  was  granted  him  on  the  26th  day  of  Janu- 
ary last  past,  to  purchase  5,000  acres  of  land,  in  Ulster 
county,  called  Wawayanda,  from  the  native  Indians ;  that 
they  are  since  informed  the  said  land  is  altogether  a 
swamp  and  hardly  worth  anything,  and  therefore  pray  a 
license  to  purchase  5,000  acres  adjoining  thereto, 33 

March  2.  Petition  of  Robert  Walters  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  lying  and  being  in  the  county 
of  Westchester,  bounded  westerly  by  the  township  of 
Bedford  and  Heathcote's  patent,  northerly  by  the  manor 
of  Cortland  and  Croton  river,  southerly  and  easterly  by 
the  colony  lines,  purchased  from  the  Indians  under  a 
license  granted  1 7th  of  February  last ;  and  also  for  a  small 
tract  of  land,  beginning  westerly  at  a  great  rock  on  the 
westermost  side  at  the  southermost  end  of  a 

and   from  thence  to  Bronckx   river,  con- 
taining in  all,  by  estimation,  about  5,200  acres, 33 

Feb.  24.  Indian  deed  to  Caleb  Heathcote,  of  a  tract  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Westchester,  bounded  eastwardly  by 
the  westermost  bounds  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  sold  by 
the  same  Indians  to  the  said  Heathcote,  March  13,  1701, 
northwardly  by  Bronckx  river,  and  southwardly  and 
westwardly  by  Hen.  ffowler's  purchase, 33 

Feb.  25.  Indian  deed  to  Robert  Walters  and  others,  of  a 
tract  of  land,  lying  and  being  in  the  county  of  West- 
chester, bounded  westwardly  by  Bedford  and  the  patent 
granted  to  Caleb  Heathcote,  northwardly  by  the  manor 
of  Cortland  and  Croton  river,  southwardly  and  easterly 
by  the  colony  lines, 33 

March  3.  Petition  of  Samuel  Staats  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  containing  about  1,000 
acres,  lying  at  the  head  of  the  lines  of  the  towns  of  East- 
chester  and  Westchester, 34 

March  5.  Petition  of  David  Provoost  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  in  Ulster  county, 
"  bounded  southerly  by  the  land  granted  to  Capt.  Jno. 
Evans,  westerly  by  the  boundaries  of  the  falls,  northerly 
by  the  boundaries  of  the  corporation  of  Kingstown,  and 
easterly  by  Hudson's  river," 35 

Feb.  14.  Description  of  a  patent  in  Westchester  county, 
granted  to  Robert  Walters  and  others, 36 

Feb.  17.  Description  of  a  patent  granted  to  Caleb  Heathcote 
and  others,  (Westchester  county.) 36 

March  2.  Description  of  a  patent  granted  to  Robert  Walters 
and  others, 36 

March  12.  Report  of  the  Solicitor  General  on  the  letters 
patent  for  confirmation  of  several  lands  in  the  county  of 
Westchester,  to  Caleb  Heathcote,  likewise  for  erecting  the 


58  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  in. 

Page. 
1702.        said  lands  into  a  manor,  by  the  name  of  the  Manor  of 

Scarsdale, 37 

March  12.  Petition  of  Wm.  Caldwell  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  unappropriated  land 
in  ye  hands  of  ye  native  Indians,  lying  in  Dutchess  county, 
to  ye  westward  of  Westenholks  creek,  and  to  ye  eastward 
of  Pogkeepke,  and  called  by  ye  Indians  by  ye  name  of 
Wayanaghtanock, 38 

March  12.  Petition  of  John  Middagh,  of  ye  county  of  Ulster, 
praying  a  license  to  purchase  about  300  acres  of  land, 
called  by  ye  Indians  Wenacksink,  lying  over  ye  Shawen- 
konck  kill,  on  both  sides  of  ye  Wals  kill,  in  ye  said 
county, 39 

March  12.  Petition  of  Albert  Rosa,  of  ye  county  of  Ulster, 
praying  a  license  to  purchase  about  300  acres  of  land, 
called  by  ye  Indians  by  ye  name  of  Anguagekonk,  lying 
to  ye  northwest  of  Kingstown,  in  said  county,  upon  a  cer- 
tain creek  called  Sawkill,  westerly  above  Wm.  Legg's  saw 
mill,  and  near  ye  high  mountains, 40 

March  12.  Petition  of  John  Hardenbergh,  of  ye  county  of 
Ulster,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  about  250  acres  of 
land,  called  by  ye  Indians  by  ye  names  of  Sakewaneec- 
kock  and  Pog  Kanecook,  lying  to  ye  northwest  of  ye  town 
of  Kingstown  in  said  county,  upon  a  certain  creek  called 
Sawkill, 41 

March  12.  Petition  of  Mark  Desachoy,  of  Staten  Island, 
praying  a  new  patent  for  a  parcel  of  land  on  the  west  side 
of  said  Island,  to  reconcile  a  difference  in  relation  to  the 
quantity  contained  within  the  bounds  described  by  the 
former  patent  and  the  original  grant  to  the  petitioner  for 
said  land, 42 

March  18.  Petition  of  Isaac  Deriemer  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  called  by  the  Indians 
Massaback,  and  in  English,  half  hill,  in  the  county  of  Suf- 
folk, on  the  Island  Nassau,  about  three  miles  long  and 
two  miles  in  breadth,  close  by  the  town  of  Huntington, . .     43 

March  26.  Petition  of  Pieter  Cortelyau,  praying  a  grant  of 
a  tract  of  barren  Avood  land,  lying  in  the  New  Dorp,  on 
Staten  Island,  contiguous  to  the  land  of  John  Louisse, . .     44 

March  30.  Petition  of  Abraham  Gouveneur  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  license  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  Ulster 
county,  called  Wiesasack,  lying  to  the  southward  of  Wa- 
yanaglanock,  to  the  westward  of  Westenhock  creek, ....     45 

March  31.  Description  of  a  survey  of  155  acres  of  land, 
lying  in  ye  New  Dorp,  in  ye  county  of  Richmond,  on 
Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Peter  Corteleau,  by  S.  Clowes, 
surveyor,  (see  page  44,)  with 46 

April  4.  Letter  from  S.  Clowes,  transmitting  the  above, ....     46 

April  6.  Petition  of  Susanna  Vaughton,  widow,  praying  for 
an  equal  share  witli  Leigh  Atwood  and  others,  of  certain 
land  lying  in  Dutchess  county,  for  which  said  Atwood 
has  already  petitioned, 47 

April  13.  Petition  of  David  Provoost  and  others,  praying  a 


vol.  in.]  LAND  PAPERS.  59 

Page. 
1702.  patent  for  about  1,500  acres  of  profitable  land,  besides 
waste  and  wood  land,  lying  in  Ulster  county;  bounded 
on  the  south  by  the  land  of  Capt.  John  Evans,  west  by 
the  boundaries  of  the  falls,  north  by  Kingstowne,  and 
east  by  Hudson's  river, 48 

April  13.  Petition  of  "Peter  La  Count,  praying  a  patent  for 
83  acres  of  land  on  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island,  together 
with  a  piece  of  meadow  in  the  neighborhood  of  the  same,     49 

April  13.  Petition  of  Abraham  Luteiue,  praying  a  patent 
for  some  land  and  eight  acres  of  meadow,  bought  from 
Thomas  Stilwell,  in  Staten  Island, 50 

April  13.  Petition  of  Thomas  Still  well,  praying  that  a  war- 
rant of  survey  may  be  issued  to  lay  out  a  piece  of  beach, 
marsh  and  boggy  meadow,  lying  near  ye  old  town  on  ye 
south  side  of  Staten  Island, 51 

April  13.  Petition  of  Abraham  Lane,  praying  a  new  patent 
for  a  tract  of  land  containing  1 65  acres,  lying  in  the  county 
of  Richmond,  and  that  20  acres  in  addition  thereto  may 
be  granted  him,  to  make  up  the  full  amount  patented  to 
Thomas  Carhart,  whose  right  to  the  same  the  petitioner 
has  purchased, 52 

April  13.  Petition  of  Thomas  Parsell,  of  Great  Barnes  Is- 
land, praying  a  grant  of  4  rods  square  into  ye  water,  on 
ye  north  side,  called  little  Helgate,  to  make  a  dock  to 
secure  a  mill  which  he  has  erected  on  said  Island, 53 

April  13.  Petition  of  Francis  Martino,  praying  letters  patent 
for  a  tract  of  land  on  Staten  Island,  with  meadow  propor- 
tionable, granted  him  by  Coll.  Dungan, 54 

April  13.  Petition  of  Thomas  Weaver  and  Mark  De  Salhoy, 
praying  a  patent  for  two  lots  of  ground  in  ye  county  of 
Richmond,  formerly  called  William  Merrill  and  Phillip 
Merrill's  lots,  together  with  one  lot  of  ground  formerly  in 
possession  of  Nicholas  Smith, 55 

April  13.  Petition  of  Thomas  Weaver,  James  Sullion  and 
Mark  De  Sacoy,  praying  that  they  may  have  a  warrant  to 
survey  80  acres  of  land  in  the  rear  of  William  Pinkhorne's 
land,  also  two  lots  adjoining  the  possessions  of  Anthony 
Tice  and  Peter  Manny,  together  with  about  150  acres  of 
meadow,  all  in  the  county  of  Richmond, 56 

April  13.  Petition  of  Nathaniel  Brittain,  praying  a  new 
patent  for  land,  in  Richmond  county, 57 

April  15.  Petition  of  Leigh  Atwood  and  Richard  Slater  on 
behalf  of  themselves  and  company,  in  relation  to  the  land 
in  Dutchess  county,  for  which  they  have  before  prayed  a 
grant  of, 58 

April  15.  Petition  of  Isaac  Depeyster  and  Capt.  Cornelius 
Depeyster,  praying  a  survey  in  order  to  ye  obtaining  a 
patent,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  running  along  ye  North 
river,  and  lying  between  ye  Yonckers  and  Spegkendiple, 
and  so  to  Bronkes  river,  known  by  ye  name  of  Menen- 
taach, 59 

April  18.  Petition  of  Robert  Sanders,  praying  a  patent  for 
about  2,000  acres  of  profitable  land,  besides  waste  and 


60  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ni. 

Page. 
1702.       woodland,  lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  and  called  by 

the  Indians  Oghgotacton, 60 

1688.  June  4.  Certificate  of  Gov.  Dongan,  that  Robert  Sanders 
paid  a   certain   amount,  and  is  entitled  to  receive  the 

same  for  a  piece  of  land  mortgaged  by  an  Indian, 60 

1702.  April  21.  Petition  of  Isaac  De  Riemer  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  unpatented  land,  situate  in 
the  county  of  Suffolk,  on  the  island  Nassau,  to  the  east- 
ward of  the  town  of  Huntington,  and  to  the  westward 
of  Nessequack,  commonly  called  by  the  Indians  Katawa- 
make,  and  in  English  by  the  name  of  Crope  meadow,. . .  61 
April  23.  Petition  of  Anthony  Tysson,  praying  a  patent  for 
27  acres  of  meadow,  adjoining  his  land,  in  the  county  of 

Richmond, 62 

Petition  of  Daniel  Lake  and  Joseph  Holmes,  praying  a 
patent  for  200  acres  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Rich- 
mond, bounded  on  the  northwest  by  the  lands  of  Lakeman 
&  Barker,  on  the  northeast  by  the  lands  of  Eghberts  & 
Fountain,  on  ye  southeast  by  the  lot  of  Isaac  Billjeau,. . .  63 
1696.  Description  of  a  survey  of  200  acres  of  land,  lying  on  Staten 
Island,  laid  out  for  Daniel  Lake  and  Joseph  Holmes,  by 

Aug :  Graham,  surveyor, 63 

1702.  April  23.  Warrant  to  the  solicitor  general,  to  prepare  letters 
patent  to  Daniel  Lake,  for  200  acres  of  land,  in  the  county 

of  Richmond, 63 

April  28.  Petition  of  John  Shadwell,  of  the  county  of  Rich- 
mond, praying  that  8  or  10  acres  of  land,  lying  between 
his  lot  and  the  long  creplebush,  in  said  county,  may  be 
surveyed,  in  order  that  he  may  obtain  a  patent  for  the 

same, 64 

April  30.  Petition  of  John  Gonzales,  for  relief,  against 
Nicholas  Manning,  who  has  dispossessed  him  of  a  lot  of 

land,  on  Staten  Island, 65 

June  4.  Petition  of  John  Champion,  praying  for  relief, 
against  John  Williams,  who  has  disseised  him  of  a  tract 
of  land,  lying  at  Lusum,  near   Oyster  bay,  in  Queens 

county, 66 

June  10.  Petition  of  Sovereyn  Tenhout,  setting  forth  reasons 
why  the  land  in  Ulster  coimty,  petitioned  by  Matthias 

Mott,  should  be  granted  to  the  present  petitioner, 67 

Petition  of  Soverigne  Tenhout,  for  300  acres  of  land  on 

knowne  by  the  name  of  Showengonck,  in  the  county 

of  Ulster, 67 

1693.  June  19.  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  the  court  at  Kingston, 

in  relation  to  the  granting  of  land  to  Soverijn  Tenhout, . .     67 
Description  of  a  survey  of  acres  of  land,  in  Ulster 

county,  called  by  the  Indians  by  the  name  of  Masseecks, 

near  Shawengonck,  [with  draught,] 67 

June  13.  Petition  of  Killian  Van  Ranslaer,  to  have  remitted 
four  years'  quit  rent,  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  fron- 
tiers of  the  province,  to  indemnify  him  for  the  losses  by 
the  incursions  of  the  French  and  Indians  in  that  quarter,     68 
June  13.  Petition  of  Ellis  Duxbury  and  Mary  his  wife,  for  a 


vol.  in.]  LAND  PAPERS.  61 

Page. 
1093.       patent  for  a  small  tract  of  land  upon  Staten  Island,  left 

him  by  his  nncle  Capt.  Thomas  Lovelace,  deceased, 69 

August  21.  Description  of  a  survey,  of  340  acres  of  land, 
with  25  acres  of  salt  meadow,  lying  on  the  north  side  of 
Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Ellis  Duxbury,  by  Pieter  Cor- 
telyau,  surveyor, 69 

June  29.  Petition  of  Peter  Coitileau,  who  has  assigned  155 
acres  of  land,  on  Staten  Island,  lying  in  the  New  Dorp, 
to  Joseph  Billop  and  Abraham  Lakeman,  praying  that  a 
patent  may  issue  to  said  Billop  and  Lakeman  for  the 
same, 70 

June  30.  Petition  of  Paul  Samuel  DuFour,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  tract  of  land,  lying  vacant  in  Esopus  alias  Dutchess 
county,  adjoining  to  that  Adolp  Phillips,  on  ye  south 
side;  on  ye  north  to  Fish  kill,  westward  to  Hudson's 
river,  and  eastward  to  New  England  bounds,  and  will 
amount  to  800  acres  of  land  in  all,  or  thereabouts, 71 

July  29.  Petition  of  Geraldus  Comfort,  of  the  county  of 
Albany,  praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  on  the  north 
of  the  Mahoggs  river,  in  said  county,  adjoining  Kaqua- 
rajoine,  the  westerly  bounds  of  Schanhegtade  patent, ...     72 

July  22.  Petition  of  John  Pietersen  Mebie,  of  Schanhegtade, 
praying  to  be  confirmed  in  the  possession  of  a  tract  of 
land,  lying  and  being  upon  Trindorogoes  creek,  on  both 
sides,  commonly  called  Kadarode,  made  over  to  the  peti- 
tioner by  Roode,  the  Indian,  in  his  life  time,  principal 
sachem,  by  and  with  the  consent  of  the  rest  of  the  Pray- 
ing Indian  Castle,  in  the  Mohoggs  country," 73 

July  27.  Petition  of  Adam  Vrooman,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  certain  creek  called  Sand  creek,  near  Schenectady,  on 
which  he  has  built  a  mill, 74 

July  27.  Petition  of  Helmer  Janse,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
certain  piece  of  woodland,  lying  on  the  north  side  ot 
Cattskill,  stretching  from  femmenhook,  that  lyes  opposite 
to  Boomties  hook,  at  ye  mouth  of  Cattskill,  and  runs 
northward  along  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  about 
1,200  paces  to  a  small  kill  or  creek,  called  Stuck,  which 
comes  into  ye  river,  over  against  Vastricks  island ;  from 
thence  into  ye  woods  westwards,  to  beneath  Dirk 
Teunises'  mill,  to  ye  southward  of  ye  first  creek  that  runs 
into  Hans  Vossen  kill,  till  the  same  comes  into  Cattskill, 
and  so  along  till  you  come  to  Boomties  hook ;  also  3 
acres  lying  a  little  above  where  Hans  Vossen  kill  comes 
into  Cattskill, 75 

July  29.  Petition  of  John  Van  Loon,  praying  the  governor 
to  remit  the  quit  rent  accruing  on  his  land,  during  the  war 
with  France, 76 

August  1.  Petition  of  David  Schuyler,  praying  a  license  to 
purchase  50  acres,  or  thereabouts,  of  land,  lying  upon 
Hudson's  river,  on  the  north  bounds  of  Saragtoga  patent, 
on  the  west  side  of  said  river, 77 

August  1.  Petition  of  Robt.  Livingston,  Junr.,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  lying  about  40  miles 


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Page. 
1693.       above  ye  city  of  Albany,  beginning  from  the  north  bounds 
of  Sarachtoga  patent,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
over  against  a  creek  called  Tioneend  chousere, 78 

Sept.  8.  Petition  of  the  freeholders  of  the  county  of  Ulster, 
to  remit  their  quitrents,  accruing  during  the  war,  which 
greatly  distressed  and  harassed  "them,  79 

Sept.  8.  Petition  of  William  and  Phillip  Merrell,  of  Staten 
Island,  praying  a  patent  for  a  double  lot  of  land,  lying 
in  the  rear  of  those  lots  laid  out  against  Smoking  point, 

whereof  they  have  been  for  some  time  possessed, 80 

1689.  March  15.  Description   of  the   survey   of  land   on   Staten 

Island,  belonging  to  said  Merrill, 80 

Nov.  7.  Petition  of  Dirck  Benson,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
tract  of  land,  on  Staten  Island,  with  some  meadow  lying 
between  Long  neck  and  Daniel's  neck, , 81 

[No  date.]  Report  made  to  the  Governor,  by  Sa:  Sh.  Brough- 
ton,  Rip  Van  Dam  and  John  Bridges,  on  the  granting  a 
patent  to  Dirck  Benson,  for  the  land  prayed  for  in  the 
above  petition, 81 

Sept.  17._  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  a  council  held  at  Chear 
hall,  in  Orange  county,  referring  the  petition  of  Dirck 
Benson,  to  the  attorney  general,  Mr.  Van  Dam  and  Dr. 
Bridges,  to  report  what  is  convenient  to  be  done  therein,     81 

Sept.  8.  Petition  of  Sampson  Broughton,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  company,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  vacant  land 
in  Dutchess  county, 82 

Sept.  8.  Petition  of  Gertruydt,  the  widow  of  Col.  Stephen 
Cortlandt,  praying  a  patent  for  two  tracts  of  land,  one 
lying  upon  Cowneck,  in  Queens  county,  containing  about 
500  acres,  the  other  called  Appletree  neck,  in  Suffolk 
county,    83 

Sept.  8.  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  a  council  held  at  Chear- 
hall,  in  Orange  coiinty,  referring  the  above  petition  to 
Mr.  Van  Dam  and  Col.  Heathcote  for  their  examination,     83 
1705.  July  6.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  and  Caleb  Heathcote  on 

the  same, 83 

1702.  Sept.  12.  Petition  of  Gerrit  Aersen"in  behalf  of  himself  and 
several  other  antient  inhabitants  of  the  county  of  Ulster, 
praying  relief  against  the  unjust  encroachments  of  Thomas 
Swartwout  and  company,  upon  the  land  called  Great  and 

Little  Minnisinck, 84 

1696.  June  3.  Articles  of  agreement  between  the  proprietors  of 
Wagachemeck,  and  of  those  of  Great  and  Little  Min- 
nisinck,         84 

Act  confirming  the  above  articles, 84 

1702.  Sept.  12.  Petition  of  Mr.  Charles  Congreve,  in  behalf  of 
himself  and  company,  praying  a  warrant  of  survey  may 
issue  for  the  surveying  of  a  tract  of  vacant  land  in  the 
county  of  Suffolk,  near  the  bounds  of  Huntington,  that  a 
patent  may  be  obtained  for  the  same, 85 

Sept.  12.  Petition  of  the  inhabitants  and  freeholders  of  ye  three 
townes  or  villages  of  Hurley,  Marbletown  and  Mombackus, 


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Page 
1702.       praying  that  the  common  and  wood  land,  belonging  to 

said  villages,  may  be  secured  to  them  by  patent, 80 

Sept.  12.  Petition  of  William  Nottingham,  inhabitant  of  ye 
county  of  Ulster,  praying  a  patent  for  a  piece  of  land 
lying  and  being  on  Esopus  creek,  on  ye  second  piece  at 
ye  towne  of  Marbletowne, 87 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Francis  Vincent,  Jaques  Pullion  and 
Mark  Desachoy  praying  a  warrant  to  survey  two  lots  of 
land  on  Staten  Island,  situate  in  the  rear  of  Wm.  Pullion, 
John  Brevell  and  Francis  Osleton's  lotts,  with  one  hun- 
dred and  fifty  acres  of  salt  meadow,  on  the  said  island, 
in  order  to  the  obtaining  a  patent  for  the  same, 88 

Caveat  entered  by  John  Hutchins  and  others,  against  the 
issuing  of  any  patent  for  lands  between  Haverstraw  and 
David  De  Mares  kill, 89 

Nov.  2.  Caveat  of  David  Jamison,  in  behalf  of  William  and 
Phillip  Merrel,  that  no  patent  pass  for  two  lots  of  land  on 
Staten  Island,  about  15  years  since,  laid  out  for  the  said 
William  and  Phillip, 89 

Nov.  13.  Petition  of  Anderis  Gardinier,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  between  the  colony  Renselaers- 
wyke  and  the  patent  of  Chinder  hooke, 90 

Aug.  27.  Certificate  of  the  trustees  of  Kinderhook,  that  they 
have  no  objection  to  the  granting  the  above  land, 90 

Certificate  of  K.  Van  Rensselaer  that  he  does  not  object  to 
granting  the  land  specified  in  the  above  petition,  provided 
it  will  not  interfere  with  the  settlement  made  in  that 
quarter,  by  Jerominas  and  John  Hanse, 90 

Nov.  6.  Petition  of  Caleb  Heathcote  and  company,  praying 
that  a  warrant  maybe  issued  to  survey  350  acres  of 
upland  and  50  acres  of  meadow,  more  or  less  in  the 
county  of  Richmond, 91 

Nov.  1 1 .  Petition  of  the  trustees  of  the  freeholders  and  com- 
onalty  of  borough  and  town  of  Westchester,  praying  a 
warrant  to  issue  to  the  surveyor  general  to  run  the  divi- 
sional line  between  that  town  and  Eastchester, 92 

Nov.  19.  Petition  of  Robert  Lurting  and  Sampson  Brough- 
ton,  for  themselves  and  company,  praying  a  license  to 
purchase  a  tract  of  land  in  Dutchess  county, 93 

Nov.  23.  Petition  of  Samuel  Staets  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  about  ten  thousand  acres  of  land,  lying  at 
Wawayanda  or  Woerawin, 94 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Francis  Vincent  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on  Staten  Island,  (see  page 
88,) 95 

Nov.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  sundry  small  pieces  of 
land,  lying  upon  Staten  Island,  laid  out  for  Francis  Vin- 
cent and  others, 96 

Nov.  25.  Petition  of  Dirck  Vandenburgh  and  others,  for 
leave  to  purchase  land  in  Orange  and  Ulster  counties, ...      90 

Nov.  27.  Draught  of  warrant  to  survey  the  county  of  Rich- 
mond,       97 


64  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol. 


in. 


Page. 

1702.  Nov.  30.  Petition  of  John  Pieterson  Mebie  praying  a  patent 

for  land  lying  on  both  sides  of  Tionderogoes  creek,  (see 
page  73,) 98 

Dec.  10.  Petition  of  Peter  and  Magdalain  Fauconnier  and 
others,  praying  a  patent  for  sundry  small  tracts  of  vacant 
land  on  Staten  Island, 99 

Dec.  10.  Petition  of  Daniel  Coxe,  praying  a  warrant  of  sur- 
vey, for  sundry  tracts  of  land,  lying  at  Westenhook,  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  at  Kingstowne,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  and  at  Crabb  meadow,  on  the  Island  Nassau,  in 
the  county  of  Suffolk, 100 

Dec.  1 0.  Petition  of  William  Lawrense,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  small  island,  near  to  his  abode  on  the  Island  Nassau,  at 
the  mouth  of  Little  Hellgate,  between  Great  and  Little 
Barren  Islands,  containing  about  3  acres, 101 

Dec.  10.  Petition  of  Samuel  Staats  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  10,000  acres  of  land  at  Wawayanda  or  Woer- 
awin,  (see  page  94,)   102 

Dec.  11.  Petition  of  Abraham  Lakeman  and  Peter  L.  Conte, 
executors  of  the  last  will  of  John  L.  Conte,  deceased, 
praying  a  patent  for  sundry  pieces  of  land  and  meadow, 
lying  on  the  west  side  of  Staten  Island, 103 

Dec.  11.  Petition  of  Isaac  De  Riemer  and  company,  praying 
a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Suffolk,  called 
by  the  Indians,  Massakack, 104 

Dec.  24.  Petition  of  Charles  Congreve,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  company,  praying  a  patent  for  3,500  acres  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Suffolk,  called  Wynycornick, 105 

Dec.  1.  Description  of  a  survey  of  3,500  acres  of  land,  lying 
10  miles  eastwai'd  of  Huntington,  for  Mr.  Charles  Con- 
greve and  company,  by  Tho  :  Cardale,  dep  :  surveyor, ...    105 

Dec.  3 1 .  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  a  council,  held  at  ffort 
William  Henry,  ordering  "  that  Mr.  David  Jamison  do 
attend  the  board  on  Thursday  next,  and  give  account  of 
his  knowledge,  with  relation  to  the  petition  of  Oloff  van 
Cortlandt,  for  grant  of  Indian  land,  with  petition," 106 

1703.  Jan.  14.  Petition  of  Phillip  French  and  others,  praying  a 

license  to  purchase  sundry  tracts  of  vacant  and  unappro- 
priated land,  lying  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster, 
(Minisink  patent,) 107 

Jan.  21.  Petition  of  John  Chadeayna,  of  Richmond  county, 
praying  a  patent  for  three  lots  of  land  in  said  county,  con- 
taining in  all  242  acres,  and  also  a  warrant  of  survey  to 
lay  out  meadow  land  proportionate  to  the  same, 108 

Jan.  22.  Petition  of  Lancaster  Symes  and  Michael  Hawdon, 
praying  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Suffolk,  at  the  mouth  of  a  river  called  Oriock, 109 

Feb.  5.  Petition  and  complaint  of  Henry  Filkin  and  others, 
in  relation  to  a  tract  of  land  in  Dutchess  county,  by 
Crown   Elbow, 110 

Feb.  5.  Petition  of  Isaac  DeReymer  and  company,  praying 
the  speedy  consideration  of  his  former  petition,  (see  page 
104,) ... Ill 


vol.  in.]  LAND  PAPERS.  65 

Page. 
1703.  Feb.  5.  Petition  of  sundry  inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Schon- 

egtedy,  to  have  their  quit-rents  remitted;  granted,. .....   112 

Feb.  11.  Petition  of  Samtiel  Staats  and  company,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  containing  about  10,000  acres, 
at  Wawayunda  or  Woerawin,  (see  page  102,) 113 

March  1 1 .  Petition  of  Dr.  John  Bridges  and  company,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
purchased  under  a  license,  granted  in  September  last,. . .   114 

March  11.  Petition  of  Richard  Sacket,  praying  a  license  to 
purchase  a  tract  of  vacant  and  unappropriated  land,  in 
Dutchess  county,  to  the  eastward  of  Hudson's  river,  near 
a  place  called  Weshiack, 115 

March  22.  Petition  of  Charles  Congreve  and  company,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  3,500  acres  of  land,  lying  in  the  county 
of  Suffolk,  ten  miles  east  of  Huntington,  (seepage  105,) . .   116 

March  25.  Petition  of  widow  Cortlandt  and  Oloff  Cortlandt, 
her  son,  praying  a  patent  for  three  necks  of  land,  on  the 
south  side  of  Nassau  Island,  with 117 

March  25.  Indian  deed  of  the  same  to  the  petitioners  above 
named, 117 

April  13.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Dykeman,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  tract  of  land  about  12  miles  above  Albany,  at  a 
place  called  Nesscayoune, 118 

April  13.  Affidavit  of  Myndert  Harmense,  of  Pokeepsinck, 
in  relation  to  1,200  acres  of  land,  in  Dutchess  county,.  . .   119 

April  21.  Petition  of  Benjamin  Faneuil  and  others,  praying 
a  license  to  purchase  an  island  in  Orange  county,  or  on 
the  bounds  of  the  county  of  Ulster  to  the  west  and  south- 
west of  Waghackemeck,  and  called  by  the  Indians  Pic- 
quack,  together  with  a  piece  of  land  near  adjoining 
thereto,  called  Tiessaghshemonck,  lying  over  against  a 
place  called  the  first  creek,  containing  together  12,000 
acres, 120 

April  22.  Petition  of  George  Hadley,  of  West  Chester,  pray- 
ing that  he  may  be  put  in  possession  of  certain  lands  in 
West  Chester  county,  to  take  charge  of  the  same,  until 
his  right  and  title  to  said  lauds  shall  be  legally  de- 
termined,     121 

April  22.  Petition  of  Sampson  Shelton  Broughton,  in  behalf 
of  himself  and  company,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  a 
tract  of  vacant  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  known  by 
the  Indian  name  of  Kayaderrosres,  adjoining  to  the  north 
bounds  of  Schenectady,  on  the  east  side  thereof,  to  the 
west  bounds  of  Soroctoge,  on  the  north  side  thereof,  and 
to  Albany  river  on  the  west  side  thereof, 122 

May  6.  Petition  of  Susannah  Vaughton,  widow,  praying  a 
grant  of  land  in  the  vicinity  of  Crom  Elbow,  in  Dutchess 
county, 123 

May  8.  Petition  of  Lawrence  Van  Schayke  and  Lawrence 
Van  Allen,  planters,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  "a 
tract  of  unappropriated  land,  lying  to  the  southward  of 
the  bounds  of  Kenderhooke,  and  to  the  northward  of 
Killian  Van  Ranslaaer  (comonly  called  patroon,)  pattent 


66  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  hi. 

Pago. 
1703.       of  Potkoke,  and  to  the  eastward  of  Major  Abraham's 
pattent,  of  Claveracke ;   from  thence   easterly  into   the 
woods  eight  English  miles,  being  in  ye  county  of  Albany, 
[with  draught,] 124 

May  8.  Petition  of  Claes  Clase  Sluyter,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  tract  of  land,  "  lying  and  being  at  the  Round  out  kill, 
north  upon  ye  said  kill,  in  ye  county  of  Ulster,  contain- 
ing 400  acres,  between  ye  land  of  ye  widow  Pawling  and 

ye  widow  of  Dirck  Kyser,"  with 125 

1698.  Oct.  22.  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  a  council,  held  at  fort 
Wm.  Henry,  referring  the  same  to  ye  justices  of  Kings- 

towne,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  also, 125 

1700.  August  24.  Minutes  of  the  court  at  Kingstowne,  reporting 

favourably  to  the  prayer  of  the  petitioner, 125 

1703.  May  11.  Petition  of  several  of  the  freeholders  and  inhabit- 
ants of  the  town  of  Newtown,  in  Queens  Co.,  on  the 
island  Nassau,  setting  forth  the  differences  existing  in 
relation  to  the  common  lands  of  said  town,  and  praying 
relief  in  the  premises,  in  order  to  determine  the  same,. . .   126 

May  14.  Letter  from  B.  Cosens,  clerk  of  the  council,  to 
Thomas  Davis,  requiring  to  repair  to  Newtown,  to  notify 
Samuel  Moore  and  others,  to  appear  before  the  council, 
on  Tuesday,  seaven-night,  in  relation  to  the  foregoing 
petition, 127 

May  25.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Dykeman,  for  a  patent,  (see 
page  118,).. 128 

Petition  of  Andries  Gardiner,  praying  a  license  to  purchase 
a  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  between  the 
patent  granted  to  Killian  Van  Renslaer,  and  the  patent 
granted  to  the  town  of  Kinderhook,  having  Hudson's 
river  to  the  west,  and  unappropriated  land  to  the  east, 
containing  about  1,000  acres, 129 

Jan.  5.  Indian  deed  to  Andries  Gardiner,  for  the  land  de- 
scribed in  the  foregoing  petition, 129 

June  10.  Petition  of  Helmer  Janse,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
piece  of  woodland,  on  the  north  side  of  Katskill,  (see 
page  75,) , 130 

June  16.  Petition  of  Captain  Thomas  Garton,  for  and  on 
behalf  of  the  inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Marbletown,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  praying  the  appointment  of  trus- 
tees for  said  town,  and  the  issuing  of  letters  patent 
accordingly, 131 

June  16.  Petition  of  Col.  Henry  Beekman,  for  and  on  behalf 
of  the  inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Mumbackus,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  praying  the  appointment  of  trustees  for 
said  town,  and  the  issuing  of  letters  patent  accordingly,  132 

June  18.  Petition  of  Col.  Henry  Beeckman,  praying  a  new 
patent  for  two  parcels  of  land,  in  Dutchess  county, 133 

June  7.  Petition  of  John  ffort,  alias  Libertee,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  certain  lot  of  ground  lying  at  Onestigioene, 
in  the  county  of  Albany, 134 

June  24.  Petition  of  Phillip  French  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  counties  of  Orange 


vol.  in.]  LAND  PAPERS.  67 

Page. 
1703.       and  Ulster,  called  and  known  by  the  name  of  Magocka- 

mock  and  Magatsoot,  (Minisinck  Pat.,) 136 

June  25.  Copy  of  Marbletown  patent, 137 

Feb.  15.  Petition  of  William  Nottingham,  of  the  county  of 
Ulster,  (see  page  87,)  with 138 

Feb.  18.  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  a  council  held  at  Fort 
William  Henry,  referring  the  foregoing  petition  to  Henry 
Beekman,  Wm.  Denneyer  and  John  Wyncoop,  justices  of 
the  peace  of  the  county  of  Ulster,  also, 138 

April  23.  Report  of  the  said  justices  upon  the  petition,. ...   138 

July  1.  Warrant  to  the  attorney  general,  to  prepare  a  draft 
of  letters  patent,  for  William  Nottingham, 138 

Description  and  draught  of  Wm.  Nottingham's  land, 138 

July  27.  Petition  of  Isaac  Deremier  and  Company,  praying 
a  patent  for  a  parcel  of  land  in  the  county  of  Suffolk, 
called  half  hollow  hills,  with  memorandum  of  sundry 
grants  in  said  county, 139 

July  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  3,840  acres  of  land,  lying 
in  Suffolk  county,  and  known  by  the  name  of  half  hollow 
hills,  Tho :  Cardale,  D.  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 140 

August  6.  Petition  of  Jacobus  Van  Cortlandt,  of  the  city  of 
New  York,  praying  a  patent  for  sundry  lots  near  the 
dock,  in  said  city, 141 

August  6.  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  a  council  held  at 
Fort  Anne,  ordering  the  attorney  general  to  compare  the 
papers  relating  to  the  lots  above  mentioned,  with  regard 
to  the  bounds  thereof,  and  report  to  the  council  thereupon,  141 

August  9.  Report  of  the  attorney  general  pursuant  to  the 
above, 141 

August  10.  Petition  of  Thomas  Cardale,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  Company,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  "  three  necks 
of  land,  and  other  parcels  of  waste  land  adjoining  near 
the  said  necks,  part  of  which  are  lying  in  Queen's  county 
and  part  in  Suffolk  county," 142 

August  10.  Petition  of  Derick  Johnson  Hoglandt,  of  Flat- 
bush,  in  Kings  county,  praying  a  warrant  of  survey  for  a 
tract  of  land  on  the  west  part  of  Long  Island,  "  beginning 
where  the  road  crosses  a  hollow  which  leads  from  fflatt's 
land  to  Gravesend," 143 

1702.  Petition  of  the  freeholders  and  inhabitants  of  the  town  of 

Bedford,  praying  that  the  eastermost  line  of  Richbell's 
patent  may  be  run,  in  order  to  determine  whether  it  will 

interfere  with  said  town, 144 

Sept.  8.  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  a  council  held  at  Chear 
Hall,  in  Orange  county,  referring  the  foregoing  petition  to 
Mr.  Attorney  General,  Dr.  Bridges  and  Mr.  Van  Dam,. .   144 

Sept.  11.  Report  upon  the  above  petition, 144 

Sept.  17.  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  a  coimcil  held  at 
King's  Bridge,  approving  the  above  report  and  granting 
the  prayer  of  the  petitioners, 144 

1703.  August  2.  Petition  of  the  freeholders  and  inhabitants  of  the 

town  of  Bedford,  in  Westchester  county,  praying  a  patent 

in  pursuance  of  the  above  grant, 144 


68  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  m. 

Page. 
1703.  August  5.  Petition  of  the  freeholders  and  inhabitants  of  the 
town  of  Bedford,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  praying 
a  patent  of  confirmation  for  said  town, 144 

August  31.  Petition  of  the  freeholders  and  inhabitants'  of  the 
town  of  Bedford,  praying  a  patent, 145 

Sept.  17.  Petition  of  John  Bridges  and  Company,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  vacant  and  unappropriated 
land,  in  the  county  of  Orange, 146 

Sept.  17.  Petition  of  Col.  Henry  Beekman  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  vacant  land  called 
Ruwataweginck,  and  also  another  known  by  the  name  of 
Warquomkasineck,  both  lying  northwesterly  from  Kats- 
kill, 147 

Oct.  7.  Petition  of  Naning  Harmense  and  Company,  praying 
a  license  to  purchase  a  piece  of  vacant  and  unappropriated 
land,  to  the  north  of  the  city  of  Albany,  adjoining  to  the 
colony  of  Ranslaerwijck,  lying  in  the  bite  of  the  Cohoes 
falls,  containing  about  600  acres,  also  another  piece  of 
vacant  land  lying  upon  the  Norman's  kill,  to  the  west  of 
the  city  of  Albany,  commonly  called  by  the  Indian  name 
of  Dewasentha,  containing  about  1,000  acres, 148 

Oct.  20.  Petition  of  Richard  Sackett  and  Company,  praying 
a  license  to  purchase  lands  in  Dutchess  Co.,  (see  page  115,)  149 

Oct.  21.  Petition  of  Nanning  Hermense  and  company,  pray- 
ing a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  vacant  land  lying  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  Schonnectady 
river,  from  the  land  granted  unto  Anthony  Van  Schayaks, 
and  so  runs  westerly  along  the  bounds  of  Mistoggunes 
land,  from  thence  runs  northerly  into  the  woods  about  6 
miles, 150 

June  24.  Petition  of  fflores  Crom,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
the  rest  of  the  inhabitants  at  Haverstraw,  in  Orange 
county,  praying  a  confirmatory  patent  for  said  town, ....    151 

Oct.  22.  Report  of  Sa :  Sh :  Broughton,  Wm,  Lawrence  and 
Caleb  Heathcote,  upon  the  foregoing  petition, 151 

Oct.  22.  Petition  of  John  Cloet,  praying  a  patent  for  a  tract 
of  land  lying  at  Nestegannah,  in  the  county  of  Albany,.   152 

Description  of  bounds  of  said  land, 152 

1684.  Dec.  18.  *Deed  from  Jan.  Clute  to  Gerrit  Claesz,  for  a  tract 

of  land  in  Canastagione, 152 

1703.  Nov.  3.  Petition  of  Killion  Van  Ranslaer,  praying  a  patent 

of  confirmation  for  the  Manor  of  Ranslaerwick, 153 

Nov.  3.  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  a  council  held  at  Fort 
Anne,  referring  the  foregoing  petition  to  the  members  of 
the  board,  or  any  three  of  them,  to  report  thereupon,.  . .   153 

Nov.  4.  Report  of  Wm.  Smith,  Pa :  Schuyler  and  Sa :  Sh : 
Broughton,  in  accordance  with  the  above, 153 

Nov.  4.  Petition  of  Arian  Garretson  and  others,  in  behalf  of 
themselves  and  the  rest  of  the  inhabitants  of  the  town 
of  Hurley,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  praying  a  patent  for 
said  town, 154 

Dec.  24.  Petition  of  William  Peartree  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  a  small  tract  of  vacant  and  unappro- 


vol.  in.]  LAND  PAPERS.  69 

Pago. 
1703.        priated  land,  bounded  on  the  west  by  Brunk's  river,  on 
the  south  by  the  township  of  Eastchester,  and  on  the  east 
by  the  land  of  Mr.  Pell  and  that  lately  purchased  by  Col : 
Heathcote, 155 

Nov.  6.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  G.  Beeckman  and  Caleb 
Heathcote,  concerning  the  town  of  Newtown,  in  Queens 
Co.,  with  respect  to  the  mode  heretofore  pursued  in  allot- 
ing  the  common  lands  of  said  town 156 

Dec.  22.  Petition  of  Tierck  Harmense,  praying  a  patent  for 
the  vacant  land  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
between  Swartahook  and  Great  Nutten  Hook,  compre- 
hended between  the  Kinderhook  patent  and  land  at  pre- 
sent owned  by  the  petitioner, 157 

Deed  from  Essie  Hendrickse,  widow  and  relict  of  Hans  Hen- 
drickse,  of  ye  city  and  county  of  Albany,  deceased,  to 
Tierck  Harmense,  for  a  certain  parcel  of  land  near  Albany, 
lying  and  being  at  ye  east  wall,  beginning  northward  of 
the  first  point  of  Nutten  Hook,  and  stretching  along  the 
side  of  ye  Little  Nutten  Hook,  till  you  come  to  Marme- 
head  creek  or  hill,  and  soe  runs  into  the  woods  about  a 
Dutch  mile, 157 

1703.  Dec.    23.  Petition  of  Capt.   Robert  Lurting  and   Sampson 

Broughton,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  company,  praying 
a  renewal  of  a   license   to   purchase   a   tract  of  land   in 

Dutchess  county, 158 

Dec.  24.  Petition  of  Philip  French  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  the  land  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster, 
known  as  Minisincks  and  Waghackemacke, 159 

1704.  Jan.  4.  Petition  of  Richard  Sacket  and  company,  praying  a 

patent  for  a  land  in  Dutchess  county,  on  the  east  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  at  a  place  called  Weshiack,  {see  page  149,)   1G0 

Jan.  6.  Petition  of  Sampson  Shelton  Broughton,  praying  a 
renewal  of  his  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  in 
Dutchess  county, 161 

Jan.  8.  Letter  from  B.  Cosens,  clerk  of  the  council,  to  the 
surveyor  general,  requiring  him  to  appear  before  the 
council,  concerning  land  in  the  counties  of  Ulster  and 
Orange, 162 

Jan.  13.  Petition  of  Ebenezer  Wilson  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  small  part  of  the  land  purchased  by  them,  by 
virtue  of  a  license  bearing  date  Nov.  25,  1702,  beginning 
on  the  northeast  side  of  the  mouth  of  Weachackamack 
creek,  where  it  enters  Minissinck  river,  and  thence  by  the 
foot  of  the  hill,  on  each  side  of  the  aforesaid  river,  to  the 
southwest  end  of  great  Minissink  Island,  including  said 
island,  and  all  the  upland  and  lowland,  within  the  bounds 
aforesaid,  (Minisinck  patent,) 163 

Jan.  13.  Petition  of  Peter  Fauconnier  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  1,000  acres  of  vacant  and  unappropri- 
ated land  in  Suffolk  county, 164 

Jan.  27.  Petition  of  Thomas  Cardale  and  company,  praying 
a  warrant  to  survey  nine  islands  in  Queens  and  Suffolk 
counties,  as  also  two  necks  of  land  lying  eastward  of  the 


70  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  in. 

Pago. 
1704.        town  of  Hempstead,  called  by  the  Indians  Rockaway  and 

Seatquaa,  with  all  the  outlands  thereunto  belonging,. ...   165 

Feb.  17.  Petition  of  Richard  Sackett  and  company,  praying 
an  order  of  council  in  relation  to  the  execution  of  his  deed 
of  purchase  from  the  Indians,  by  which  he  may  the  more 
speedily  receive  a  patent, 166 

Feb.  17.  Return  of  the  surveyor  general  between  French 
and  company,  and  Wilson  and  company,  about  lands  in 
Ulster  and  Orange  counties,  (Minisinck,) 167 

Feb.  24.  Petition  of  Benj :  Aske,  praying  a  warrant  to 
survey  a  tract  of  land  on  the  north  side  of  the  county 
Suffolke,  on  Wissiquack  river, 163 

March  20.  License  to  Benj  :  Aske,  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Suffolk,  called  Tackan, 168 

Feb.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  24,283  acres  of  land, 
on  Nessequage  river,  on  Nassau  Island,  purchased  by 
Benjamin  Ask  &  Co.,  from  ye  Indians,  Tho  :  Cardale,  D. 
surveyor, 168 

March  1.  Petition  of  Daniell  Honan  and  Michael  Hawdon, 
praying  a  warrant  to  survey  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Orange,  commonly  called  by  the  Indians,  Kackyack- 
taweke, 169 

March  9.  Memorial  of  Barne  Cosens,  clerk  of  the  council, 
offering  to  the  consideration  of  the  board,  if  the  persons, 
are  to  be  charged  with  the  quitrents,  reserved  upon  the 
old  patents  of  1666,  granted  by  Col.  Nicolls,  and  since 
confirmed  in  the  year  1686, 170 

March  1.  Petition  of  John  Hutchins  and  company,  praying 
a  warrant  to  survey  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of 
Orange,  commonly  called  and  known  by  the  Indians  by 
the  name  of  Quaspeck, 171 

March  3.  Petition  of  Anthony  Badgeley,  praying  a  warrant 
to  survey  his  lot  of  ground  in  the  town  of  Flushing,  called 
Hemp  lot,  in  order  to  end  the  encroachments  of  Thomas 
Hedger  and  others, 172 

March  23.  Petition  of  Christopher  Rousby,  of  the  city  of 
New  York,  and  Sarah  his  wife,  praying  a  patent  for 
sundry  parcels  of  land  in  their  possession,  and  lying  on 
the  island  Manhattan, 173 

March  23.  Petition  of  Robert  Lurting  and  Sampson 
Broughton,  praying  a  warrant  of  survey,  for  a  certain 
tract  of  land,  in  Dutchess  county, 174 

March  23.  Petition  of  Jacob  Regnier  and  company,  praying 
a  patent  for  a  parcel  of  vacant  land,  in  Dutchess  county, 
adjoining  the  land  of  the  widow  Pawling, 175 

March  23.  Petition  of  Barent  Pieterse  Coeyman,  of  the 
county  of  Albany,  praying  a  patent  of  confirmation  for  a 
tract  of  land  in  said  county, 176 

March  23.  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  a  council,  held  at 
ffort  Anne,  referring  the  foregoing  petition, 176 

March  23.  Report  of  Sa:  Sh:  Broughton  and  others,  upon 
the  petition  as  above  referred, 176 

[No  date.]  Report  of  Coll.  Schuyler  and  Mr.  Van  Dam,  of 


vol.  in.]  LAND  PAPERS.  71 

Page. 
1 704.       an  examination  of  sundry  Indians,  in  relation  to  the  dis- 
posing of  lands  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster, ....    177 

Examination  of  Johes  Nye  and  Elizabeth  Springsteed,  with 
reference  to  the  same, 178 

April  3.  Petition  of  Matthew  Ling  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  20,000  acres  of  land,  beginning  at  Basties  land, 
and  running  southwesterly  along  Mackack  kill,  and  the 
fish  kill,  on  the  northeast,  and  so  on  both  sides  of  the 
river  until  that  number  of  acres  be  complete,  (Minisink 
pat.,) 179 

April  7.  Petition  of  John  Riggs,  praying  a  license  to  pur- 
chase a  trast  of  vacant  land,  in  the  county  of  Orange,.  . .   180 

April  13.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Martinz  Wittz,  praying  a 
warrant  of  survey  for  his  small  farm,  in  Queens  county, 
within  the  bounds  of  Newtown, 181 

April  13.  Petition  of  John  De  Marest  and  others,  praying  a 
warrant  to  survey  a  tract  of  land,  on  Hackingsack  river, 
near  the  line  between  this  province  and  New  Jersey,.  . .    182 

May  4.  Petition  of  Pieter  Lansing  and  Arnout  Corneliesen 
Viele,  praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  in  Dutchess 
county,  lying  on  Hudson's  river,  beginning  at  a  creek 
called  Paeaksing,  by  ye  river  side, 183 

April  20.  Petition  of  Collo.  Peter  Schuyler,  praying  a  patent 
of  confirmation  for  a  tract  of  land,  situate  on  the  east  side 
of  Hudson's  river,  in  Dutchess  county,  over  against  Mag- 
dalen island ;  as  also  another  tract  or  parcel  of  land 
containing  800  acres,  beginning  from  the  bounds  of  John 
Brown,  lying  upon  the  small  creek  to  the  south  of  Pom- 
ponick,  and  runs  to  the  great  Kinderhook  creek, 184 

April  21.  Petition  of  Essia  Hanse,  widow,  and  relict  of 
Hanse  Henricks,  praying  a  patent  for  a-tract  of  land  on 
Hudson's  river,  in  ye  county  of  Albany,  running  from 
great  Nutten  hook,  about  a  mile  northward,  along  ye 
river  side,  to  Swarta  hook,  and  so  carrying  the  same 
breadth  eastward  four  miles  into  ye  woods, 185 

April  21.  Memorial  of  the  inhabitants  of  Schonectady,  in 
relation  to  the  appointment  of  trustees  for  the  manage- 
ment of  the  common  affairs  of  said  town, 186 

April  21.  List  of  ye  lands  and  income  of  the  town  of  Scho- 
nectady,     186 

1684.  Nov.  1.  Patent  to  the  town  of  Schenectady, 186 

1704.  April  21.  Petition  of  the  trustees,  of  the  freeholders  and 
inhabitants  of  the  borough  and  town  of  Westchester,  in 
Westchester  county,  praying  a  patent  of  confirmation  for 
said  town, 187 

April  25.  Report  of  Sa:  Sh:  Broughton,  Rip  Van  Dam  and 
Tho  :  Wenham,  upon  the  foregoing  petition,. 187 

April  27.  Caveat  of  William  Peartrie  and  others,  inhabitants 
of  the  town  of  Eastchester,  against  granting  the  patent  as 
petitioned  for  above, ; 187 

The  case  of  Westchester  town  and  borough,  [with  draught,]  188 

April  28.  Petition  of  Wm.  Peartree  and  others,  freeholders 
and  inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Eastchester,  in  the  county 


72  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  in. 

Page. 
1704.  of  Westchester,  praying  that  a  tract  of  land  in  said 
county,  recently  purchased  from  the  Indians,  by  virtue  of 
a  license  to  the  petitioner  and  others,  beginning  at  Hutch- 
inson's brook,  and  from  thence  northwest  to  Bronkes 
river,  and  so  along  said  river  to  Col.  Heathcote's  land, 
and  from  thence  to  the  head  of  Hutchinson's  river,  and 
so  along  said  river  to  the  northeast  and  southAvest  line  of 
Eastchester  patent,  may  be  annexed  by  patent  to  said 

town  of  Eastchester,   189 

[No  date.]  Draught  of  the  partition  line,  between  York  and 
Jarsy, 190 


v. 


VOLUME  IV. 

[Those  marked  thus  (*)  are  in  Dutch.] 

1704-1709. 

Page. 
1  "704.  June  1 7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  lands  in  controversy 
between  the  inhabitants  and  freeholders  of  Westchester, 
the  inhabitants  and  freeholders  of  the  town  of  Eastches- 
ter,  who  have  joined  themselves  with  William  Peartree 
and  Jacobus  Van  Cortland,  containing  3,308  acres  now 
pretended  to  be  vacant,  between  Bronks  river  and  East- 
chester  north  bounds,  and  Hutchinson's  river;  Augus:  Gra- 
ham, surveyor  general, 1 

May  4.  Petition  of  Jonathan  Smyth  and  Samuel  Smyth,  of 
Smithtown,  Nassaw  Island,  on  behalf  of  themselves  and 
others,  praying  to  be  secured  in  the  possession  of  their 
lands  in  said  town, 2 

May  5.  Petition  of  Essia  Hanse,  widow,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  tract  of  land  being  part  of  a  tract  now  in  her  posses- 
sion, lying  between  Great  Nutten  Hook  and  Swarta  Hook,       3 

May  8.  Petition  of  Thomas  Wenham  and  George  Clarke,  in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  company,  praying  a  license  to 
purchase  a  tract  of  land  lying  above  Albany, 4 

May  8.  Petition  of  William  Nicoll  and  Andrew  Gibb,  pray- 
ing a  warrant  to  survey  190  acres  of  land  in  the  undivided 
grounds  of  the  town  of  Hempstead,  granted  by  the  inha- 
bitants of  said  town  to  Adam  Mott,  with  minute  of  town 
meeting  held  at  Hempstead,  March  15,  1697, 5 

May  11.  Petition  of  Barent  Pieterse  Coeyman,  praying  to 
be  confirmed  in  his  antient  right  to  a  tract  of  land,  the 
title  to  which  is  disputed  by  Killean  Van  Ranslaer, 6 

May  21.  Petition  of  Tiercke  Harmense,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  tract  of  land  recently  purchased  of  Essie  Hendrykson, 
and  also  300  acres  of  vacant  land  lying  between  said  pur- 
chase and  the  southerly  and  westerly  hounds  of  Kinder- 
hook  patent, 7 

May  13.  Petition  of  Matthew  Ling  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  and  unappropriated 
land,  lying  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster,  (Min- 

isinck,) 8 

10 


74  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  iv. 

Page. 
1704.  May  18.  Report   of   the    attorney   general,    in   relation   to 
"  Ryer  Schermerhorn's  breach  of  the  trust  committed  to 
him  in  the  patent  granted  by  Col.  Dongan,  in  1684,  to  the 
towne  of  Schenectady," 9 

May  19.  Petition  of  David  Debonrepos,  minister  of  the  county 
of  Richmond,  praying  a  grant  of  vacant  land  in  said 
county, 10 

May  23.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Martines  Wiltz,  praying  a 
warrant  to  the  surveyor  general  to  survey  his  farm,  lying 
within  the  bounds  of  Newtown,  in  Queens  county,  and 
also  to  run  the  lines  of  the  land  belonging  to  Wm.  Hallet, 
lying  in  said  town, 11 

May  22.  Report  of  the  surveyor  general,  in  relation  to  sur- 
veying the  last  mentioned  land, , 12 

April  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  purchase  of  Henry 
Pawling,  containing  10,000  acres,  including  the  4,000 
acres  granted  to  the  widow  of  said  Pawling,  for  Jacob 
Regnier,  by  Angus  :  Graham,  surveyor  gen'l, 13 

May  25.  Petition  of  Jacob  Regnier  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  6,000  acres  of  Pawling's  purchase, 13 

May  27.  Petition  of  Bartholemew  Le  Roux,  and  others,  pray- 
ing that  they  may  be  heard  before  a  patent  is  granted  to 
the  inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Eastchester,  joined  with 
other  persons,  for  lands  in  county  of  Westchester, 14 

March  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  6,100  acres  of  land, 
pursuant  to  the  limits  mentioned  in  a  deed  of  sale  from 
John  Pell,  of  the  manor  of  Pelham,  to  Jacob  Leisler, 
(Westchester  Co.,)  [with  draught,] 14 

May  30.  Petition  of  Robert  Milward,  praying  a  warrant  to 
the  surveyor  general  to  survey  and  lay  out  a  parcel  of 
vacant  and  unappropriated  land  on  Staten  Island, 15 

May  30.  Petition  of  David  Debonrepos,  praying  a  warrant 
to  the  surveyor  general  to  survey  a  parcel  of  vacant  land 
on  Staten  Island,  adjoining  to  the  land  of  Stephanus  Van 
Cortland,  deceased,  on  the  east,  to  the  land  of  John  Joruee 
on  the  west,  to  the  land  of  John  Breville  to  the  north,  and 
to  the  land  of  Abraham  Merlett  and  John  Boudine  to  the 
south,  with  meadow, 16 

June  16.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Van  Esse  and  company,  pray- 
ing to  have  their  quitrent  remitted,  on  the  land  granted 
them  by  Col.  Dongan,  in  1688,  lying  to  the  northeast  of 
the  city  of  Albany,  about  25  English  miles  into  the  woods, 
and  known  by  the  Indian  name  of  Hoosack, 17 

June  19.  Petition  of  Charles  Congreve,  praying  a  warrant  to 
the  surveyor  general  to  survey  divers  small  pieces  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Richmond, 18 

June  19.  Description  of  the  lands  mentioned  in  the  forego- 
ing, ••••.•; 18 

July  1.  Petition  of  John  Berry,  praying  a  patent  of  confirma- 
tion for  a  tract  of  land  containing  about  2,000  acres,  lying 
upon  Hackingsack  river, 19 

April  18.  Petition  of  Richard  Sackett  and  company,  praying 
a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  Dutchess  county, 20 


1704. 


vol.  iv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  75 

Pago. 

April  12.  Indian  deed  to  Richard  Sacket  and  company,  of  a 
tract  of  land  lying  on  ye  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  in 
Dutchess  county,  beginning  at  a  place  called  by  the  Indians 
Qtierapogatt,  at  ye  southwest  corner  of  said  land,  thence 
northerly  to  a  place  called  Wishshiag,  and  so  on  about  a 
mile  northwest  of  ye  Allumn  rocks,  thence  easterly  to 
a  high  mountain  called  Weeputting,  and  from  thence  to 
the  southeast  corner  of  a  place  called  Womunting, 20 

Feb.  17.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  land  last  mentioned, 
laid  out  for  Richard  Sackett  and  Company,  by  Angus : 
Graham,  surveyor  general,  [with  draught,] 20 

June  9.  Extract  from  the  minutes  of  a  council  held  at  Fort 
Anne,  in  relation  to  the  return  made  upon  the  warrant  to 
survey  the  lands  petitioned  for  by  Richard  Sacket  and 
Company,  and  requiring  the  surveyor  general  to  appear 
before  the  board  or  any  three  of  them,  and  explain  the 
same, 20 

July  8.  Report  of  Sa :  Sh :  Broughton,  Rip  Van  Dam  and 
Tho:  Wenham,  before  whom  the  surveyor  general  ap- 
peared, that  the  land, 20 

July  18.  Petition  of  Sampson  Shelton  Broughton,  praying  a 
patent  for  two  lots  of  land  on  Staten  Island,  one  lying  on 
the  northwest  side,  containing  82  acres,  with  8  acres  of 
meadow  on  the  west  side  of  the  island ;  the  other  contain- 
ing about  82  acres  of  upland,  at  the  south  side  of  the 
Fresh  kill,  with  10  acres  of  salt  meadow, 21 

Aug.  14.  Petition  of  Thomas  Hunt,  junior,  praying  a  war- 
rant to  survey  one  messuage  or  tenement,  and  the  moiety 
or  one-half  of  a  certain  parcel  or  tract  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Westchester,  near  the  towne  of  Westchester, 
bounded  on  the  east  by  the  river,  called  by  the  Indians 
Aquehung,  and  otherwise  called  Bronk's  river;  on  the 
west  by  a  brook,  called  by  the  Indians  Sackrorahung,  and 
on  the  south  by  the  sound ;  as  also  a  moiety,  or  one-half 
of  the  neck  of  land,  called  by  the  Indians  Quinnahung, . .     22 

Sept.  27.  Warrant  to  the  attorney  general,  to  prepare  a  draft 
of  letters  patent,  for  Tierk  Harmense  land,  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  in  the 
neighborhood  of  Nutten  Hook, 23 

Oct.  17.  Petition  of  Captain  John  Nanfan,  praying  relief  in 
the  matter  of  a  judgment  recovered  against  him,  by  Capt. 
James  Weemes,  in  order  that  he  may  regularly  apply  for 
an  injunction  to  stay  all  proceedings  in  the  same, 24 

Oct.  20.  Petition  of  John  Bronck  and  others,  praying  that 
their  quit  rent  may  be  remitted,  in  consideration  of  their 
services  during  the  last  war, 25 

Oct.  24.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Cool,  for  and  on  the  behalf  of 
the  freeholders  and  inhabitants  of  Hurley,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  praying  a  warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  lay 
out  and  ascertaine  the  limits  and  bounds  of  a  tract  of  land, 
lying  between  the  north  bounds  of  Kingston  and  the 
great  mountains,  commonly  called  the  Blue  hills, 26 

Oct.  24.  Petition  of  Hilletie  van  Olinda,  praying  a  patent  for 


76  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  it. 

Page. 
1704.  a  tract  of  woodland,  known  by  the  Indian  name  of  Dew- 
aethoeiacocks,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquase 
river,  being  bounded  on  the  north  side  by  Killian  Van 
Ransleaer's  patent ;  on  the  west  by  the  patent  of  Peter 
Hendrick  de  Haes ;  easterly  down  along  the  said  river,  by 
the  Kahoos  or  Great  falls,  containing  about  400  acres,.. .     27 

Oct.  6.  Indian  deed  of  the  last  mentioned  land,  to  Hilletie 
Van  Olinda, 27 

Nov.  2.  Petition  of  Isaac  Switz,  an  ancient  inhabitant  of  the 
frontier  garrison  of  Schenectady,  praying  a  warrant  for 
thirty  pounds,  awarded  to  him  upon  a  former  petition,  by 
Col.  Peter  Schuyler  and  others,  to  whom  the  same  was 
referred,  in  consideration  of  damages  sustained  by  the 
fortifications  of  said  town ;  or  otherwise  to  have  a  grant 
of  a  parcel  of  land,  on  Norman's  creek,  in  lieu  thereof, . .     28 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  David  Schuyler  and  Robert  Livings- 
ton, junior,  praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  recently 
purchased  of  the  Indians,  "  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Hud- 
son's river,  above  Saraghtoga  bounds,  beginning  opposite 
a  creek  called  Tioneendogah,  and  so  running  along  the  side 
of  the  said  river,  above  the  second  carrying  place,  to  a 
small  island  in  the  said  river,  and  westward  into  the 
woods,  as  far  as  said  Indian's  property  belongs,"  (Sara- 
toga Co.,) 29 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  David  Schuyler  and  Robert  Livings- 
ton, junior,  setting  forth  the  bounds  of  the  lands  last 
mentioned  more  fully,  viz. :  "  from  on  the  west  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  above  Sarachtoge,  beginning  from  the 
north  bounds  of  Sarachtoge  patent,  opposite  to  the  creek 
called  Tioneendogahe,  and  runs  along  the  river  side  about 
eight  miles,  more  or  less,  to  a  place  called  by  the  Indians 
Egwageha,  westward  into  the  woods  four  English  miles,"     30 

Nov.  2.  Petition  of  Sampson  Shelton  Broughton,  in  behalf 
of  himself  and  company,  praying  a  grant  of  one  year 
longer  from  the  expiration  of  their  former  license,  to  pur- 
chase from  the  Indians  the  tract  of  land  known  as  Kaya- 
derrosres,  adjoining  to  the  north  bounds  of  Schenectady, 
on  the  east  side  thereof,  to  the  west  bounds  of  Saractoge, 
on  the  north  side  thereof,  and  to  Albany  river  on  the  west 
side  thereof, 31 

Nov.  2.  Petition  of  Naning  Harmense  and  company,  praying 
a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on 
the  north  side  of  Kanestigejoens  river,  abutting  to  the 
bounds  of  Anthony  van  Schayck,  on  the  east  side, 32 

Nov.  6.  Petition  of  Killian  Van  Renselaer,  of  the  county  of 
Albany,  praying  an  order  to  enjoin  Pieterse  and  Andreas 
Coeymans,  from  trespassing  upon  the  manor  of  Renslaer- 
wyck,  till  an  action  of  trespass  now  pending  against  them 
is  determined, 33 

Nov.  6.  Petition  of  Sampson  Shelton  Broughton,  in  behalf 
of  himself  and  company,  praying  a  patent  for  the  tract  of 
land  known  as  Kayaderrosres,  adjoining  the  north  bounds 
of  Schenectady  patent, 34 


vol.  iv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  77 

Page. 
1705.  Feb.  15.  Petition  of  Ann  Bridges,  widow  and  relict  of  Dr. 
John  Bridges,  late  chief  justice  of  the  province  of  New 
York,  in  behalf  of  herself  and  son,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
tract  of  land,  beginning  at  the  northwest  corner  of  the 
lands  lately  patented  to  Ebenezer  Wilson  and  others,  on 
the  river  Delaware,  and  runs  up  the  said  river  to  the 
head  thereof,  and  then  by  a  line  due  east,  to  the  patented 
lands  on  Hudson's  river,  so  by  said  patented  lands  to  ye 
bounds  of  Kingstown,  Hurley,  Marbletown  and  Roches- 
ter ;  thence  to  the  Sand  bergh,  and  so  by  the  north  bounds 
of  the  said  patented  lands  of  Ebenezer  Wilson  and  com- 
pany, to  the  place  of  beginning, 35 

March  *24.  Petition  of  John  Bronk,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
small  piece  of  land  called  Pascakook,  containing  50  acres 
or  thereabouts,  lying  upon  the  north  side  of  Katts  kill 
creek,  and  bounded  on  the  east,  west  and  north  by  a 
certain  hill,  and  on  the  south  by  said  creek, 36 

March  24.  Petition  of  Thomas  Wenham  and  Geo.  Clark,  on 
behalf  of  themselves  and  company,  praying  a  grant  of  a 
tract  of  land,  lying  upon  Ochnekonie  creek,  beginning 
where  it  runs  into  the  Mohoggs  river ;  and  another  parcel 
of  land  lying  on  both  sides  of  the  said  Mohoggs  river, 
near  the  Oneida  carrying  place, 37 

March  29.  Petition  of  George  Booth  and  company,  praying 
a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  unappropriated  land,  in 
Westchester  county, 38 

Warrant  enlarging  the  time  for  sueing  out  a  patent  for  said 
land, 38 

March  29.  Petition  of  Jacob  Regnier  and  others,  praying  a 
new  warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  draft  letters 
patent  for  the  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  in  Dutchess  county,  called  by  the  Indians  Eaquaqua- 
uessnick, 39 

March  29.  Petition  of  James  Mott  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  in  Westchester  county, 
lying  upon  ye  east  line  from  ye  eight  mile  stake,  to  the 
southward  of  Byram  river,  as  it  was  settled  by  Col. 
Dongan,  between  Connecticut  and  this  government, 40 

March  29.  Petition  of  Anna  Bridges  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land  lying  in  Orange  county,  called 
Cheesecockes, 41 

March  29.  Petition  of  Mary  Broughton,  widow  of  Sampson 
Shelton  Broughton,  deceased,  praying  that  her  name  may 
be  inserted  instead  of  her  husband's,  in  the  patent  about 
to  be  granted  for  the  tract  of  land  adjoining  the  north 
bounds  of  Schenectady,  known  by  the  Indian  name  of 
Kayaderosres, 42 

March  29.  Petition  of  John  Van  Loon,  of  the  county  of 
Albany,  praying  to  have  his  quit-rent  remitted  on  a  tract 
of -land  in  said  county, 43 

April  3.  Petition  of.  John  Auboineau  and  company,  praying 
a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  vacant  land  in  Westchester 
county, 44 


78  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  iv. 

Page. 
1705.  April  29.  Petition  of  Joseph  Hedger,  of  Flushing,  in  Queens 
county,  on  Long  Island,  praying  an  order  to  require  the 
patentees  of  said  town  to  appear  at  a  certain  time  and 
place,  to  show  cause  why  the  petitioner  should  be  excluded 
from  his  just  right  and  equal  proportion  of  the  lands  of 
said  town, 45 

Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others  against  the  foregoing 
petition, 45 

May  30.  Petition  of  Daniel  Kirkpatrick  and  Thomas  Ford, 
in  behalf  of  themselves  and  many  others  of  the  inhabi- 
tants of  the  town  of  Flushing,  in  Queens  county,  praying 
an  order  to  prohibit  the  laying  out  of  the  common  lands 
of  said  town,  until  a  hearing  can  be  had  in  relation  to  the 
same, 46 

Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others  against  the  foregoing 
petition, 46 

[No  date.]  Brief  of  papers  and  pleadings  in  the  case  Kirk- 
patrick and  the  town  of  Flushing, 46 

1696.  April  1,  May  18.  1*704.  Feb.  4.  Minutes  of  sundry  town 
meetings  at  Flushing,  in  relation  to  laying  out  the  undi- 
vided land  of  that  town, 46 

June  2.  Minute  of  council  in  relation  to  the  disputes  con- 
cerning the  undivided  lands  of  the  town  of  Flushing, ...     46 
1687.  Feb.  22.  Agreement  of  the  six  men  appointed  to  manage 
and  lay  out  the  same,  together  with  a  vote  of  town  meet- 
ing, same  date, 46 

1705.  April  14.  Petition  of  Cornells  Dykman,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  tract  of  land  lying  about  12  miles  above  Albany,  at  a 
place  called  Nescayone,  extending  from  Scherlynes  creek 
to  Stoney  creek,  with 47 

June  9.  Report  of  a  committee  of  council,  upon  the  same, . .     47 

April  14.  Petition  of  John  Clapp,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
company,  praying  a  warrant  to  survey  a  tract  of  land  in 
Westchester  county,  recently  purchased  of  the  Indians 
under  a  license  granted  for  that  purpose,  and  bounded  as 
follows :  "  By  Birame  river  west,  southerly  by  the  collony 
line,  and  running  easterly  till  it  meet  with  an  older  patent, 
and  northerly  by  Bedford  line," 48 

April  14.  Petition  of  Mary  Broughton,  widow  of  Sampson 
Shelton  Broughton,  in  behalf  of  herself  and  company, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  bordering  on  branches 
of  the  Ten  Mile  and  Wiantomick  rivers,  lying  to  the 
northward  of  the  land  lately  patented  to  Richard  Sackett, 
in  Dutchess  county,  purchased  of  the  Indians  by  her  hus- 
band, in  his  lifetime, 49 

Draft  of  warrant  to  attorney  general,  to  prepare  a  patent 
therefor, 49 

April  18.  Petition  of  Isaac  De  Riemer  and  company,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  Suffolk  county,  called 
Half  Hollow  Hills, 50 

May.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Jansen  Van  Dyke,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land  on  Staten  Island, 51 

June  28.  Petition  of  John  Peterson  Mebie,  for  a  new  patent 


vol.  iv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  79 

Pago. 
1705.       for  a  piece  of  land  called  Kadarrode,  surrounded  by  a 
great  hill  downwards  of  a  creeke  called  Tiondorogoes 
creek,  till  you  come  to  a  great  Coofe  running  at  the  water 
side, 52 

July  12.  Petition  of  John  and  Hope  Williams,  praying  an 
act  of  general  assembly,  to  vacate  a  deed  given  by  them 
to  Anthony  Wright,  for  2,700  acres  of  land,  in  the  town 

of  Oysterbay,  in  Queen's  county,  with 53 

1702.  April  13.  The  deed  referred  to,  and 53 

1705.  July  12.  Minute  of  council,  ordering  the  last  mentioned  peti- 
tion to  be  enquired  into  and  reported  upon,  also, 53 

July  12.  Report  of  Ph :  Schuyler  and  others,  pursuant  to  the 
above  order,  in  favour  of  the  petitioners, 53 

July  17.  Petition  of  Peter  Schuyler,  Derrick  Wessells  and 
company,  praying  a  patent  for  certain  parcels  or  tracts  of 
land  lying  on  a  creek  called  Westenhook,  beginning  at  an 
Indian  burying  place  hard  by  Kaphack,  thence  running 
northerly  on  both  sides  the  said  creek  to  a  fall  or  rift  in 
the  same,  called  Sasigtonack,  into  ye  woods  westerly,  to 
ye  bounds  of  Kinderhook  and  Pateook,  together  with 
another  parcel  or  tract  of  land  lying  on  Westonhook 
creek,  extending  on  both  sides  from  Sasigtonack  northerly 
to  another  rift  called  Pachwake,  then  into  the  woods  west- 
erly to  the  bounds  of  Rensselaer  wick, 54 

July  26.  Petition  of  George  Booth  and  company,  praying  a 
warrant  to  survey  and  lay  out  a  tract  of  land  in  West- 
chester county, 55 

July  30.  Petition  of  Cornells  Van  Texell  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  "  a  tract  of  land  on  Long  Island,  in  the 
county  of  Suffolk,  near  the  town  of  Huntington,  called  by 
the  natives  Anendesak,  in  English  Eaderneck's  beach,  and 
so  along  the  sound  four  miles  or  thereabouts,  until  the 
fresh  pond  called  by  the  natives  Assawanama,  where  a 
creek  runns  into  the  sound,  and  from  the  sound  running 
into  the  woods  6  miles  or  thereabouts," 56 

July  31.  Petition  of  Ebenezer  Willson,  in  behalf  of  himself, 
Coll.  Peter  Schuyler  and  the  rest  of  their  company,  in 
relation  to  the  land  at  Westenhook,  (see  page  54,) 57 

August  4.  Petition  of  Sackamawiggra,  an  Indian,  praying 
that  his  admittance  may  be  allowed  in  making  out  his 
right  and  title  to  a  tract  of  land  known  by  the  name  of 
Hopepeck,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  bounded  on  the 
south  by  Scrotons  river,  being  a  surplus  found  upon  a 
survey  of  the  land  conveyed  by  the  petitioner  to  Col. 
Stephen  Cortlandt,  to  be  over  and  above  what  was  actually 
agreed  for,  and  sold  to  said  Cortlandt, 58 

Sept.  25.  Deed  from  rev.  Peter  Meautys,  for  land  in  Suffolk 
county, 59 

Sept.  27.  Petition  of  Ebenezer  Wilson,  praying  a  license  to 
purchase  a  tract  of  vacant  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,     60 

Sept.  27.  Petition  of  John  Clapp  and  company,  inhabitants 
of  the  town  of  Rye,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  for  a 


80  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  iv. 

Page. 

1705.  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  purchased  under  a  license,  and 
lying  within  the  limits  of  said  town, 61 

Sept.  27.  Bounds  of  the  land  referred  to  in  the  foregoing 
petition, 01 

Oct.  12.  Petition  of  Maria  Broughton,  widow  and  relict  of 
Sampson  Shelton  Broughton,  praying  a  patent  for  a  tract 
of  land  known  as  Kayaderosres,  adjoining  the  north 
bounds  of  Schenectady, 62 

Nov.  13.  Petition  of  the  trustees  of  the  freeholders  and 
inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Westchester,  praying  a  patent 
of  confirmation  for  their  lands, 63 

Bounds  of  Westchester,  as  now  desired, 63 

Dec.  27.  Petition  of  Ann  Bridges  and  others,  praying  an 
extension  of  the  time  granted  them  for  suing  out  a  patent 
for  a  tract  of  land  in  Westchester  county, 64 

Dec.  27.  Petition  of  George  Booth,  William  Bond  and  com- 
pany, in  relation  to  certain  lands  in  Westchester  county, 
claimed  by  Mr.  Clapp  and  others, 65 

1706.  Feb.  21.  Petition  of  George  Booth,  William  Bond  and  com- 

pany, praying  a  warrant  to  survey  a  tract  of  land  in 
Westchester  county,  recently  purchased  by  them  from  the 
Indians  by  virtue  of  a  license  granted  for  that  purpose, . .     66 

Feb.  21.  Petition  of  John  Clapp  and  company,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land  lying  to  the  eastward  of  Byram 
river,  in  Westchester  county, 67 

Feb.  23.  Warrant  to  survey  and  lay  out  the  patent  of  Anna 
Bridges  and  others,  in  Westchester  county,  into  five  equal 
parts,  pursuant  to  their  application, 68 

Feb.  26.  Petition  of  Robert  Puddington,  of  New  York,  and 
others,  praying  a  patent  for  a  lot  of  ground,  lying  on  the 
Island  of  Manhattens,  at  the  ferry,  and  known  by  the 

name  of  Cherry  garden,  with 69 

1682.  June  10.  Codicil  of  Tho:  De  LavalPs  will,  relating  to  the 

above, , 69 

1671.  June  10.  Sale  of  Cherry  garden,  to  Thomas  de  Lavall, 69 

Abstracts  of  title  to  said  lot,  and 69 

1706.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  to  whom  the  whole 

matter  was  referred,  (2  copies^) 69 

March  1 1 .  Petition  of  the  freeholders  of  the  town  of  East 
Chester,  praying  that  no  patent  may  pass  to  the  town  of 
West  Chester,  for  vacant  land,  in  that  vicinity,  until  a 
hearing  is  had  in  relation  to  the  same, 70 

March  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,697  acres  of  land, 
adjoining  the  bounds  of  Flattlands,  in  Kings  Co.,  upon 

Long  Island,  belonging  to Hoghlands,  Win.  Bond, 

surveyor, 71 

April  4.  Petition  of  Sampson  Broughton,  to  have  his  name 
inserted  in  the  patent  applied  for  by  his  mother,  for  lands 
in  Dutchess  county, 72 

April  23.  Petition  of  Peter  Fauconnier  and  others,  praying 
a  new  license  for  the  purchase  of  vacant  and  unappropri- 
ated land,  in  Suffolk  county, 73 

April  25.  Petition  of  Sampson  Broughton,  in  behalf  of  his 


vol.  iv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  81 

Page. 

1706.  mother,  Mary  Broughton  and  company,  praying  that  a 
patent  may  be  issued  for  the  land  known  as  Kayaderosres,     74 

June  20.  Petition  of  Ebenezer  Willson  and  John  Abeel,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,     75 

July  4.  Petition  of  Dirck  Vanderburgh  and  Thomas  Saunders 
praying  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  upon  Schenectady  river, 76 

July  16.  Petition  of  Johannis  Hardinbergh  and  company, 
praying  a  license  to  purchase  a  small  tract  of  vacant  land 
in  the  county  of  Ulster, 77 

Oct.  3.  Petition  of  John  Abeel  and  Ebenezer  Willson,  pray- 
ing that  the  quitrent  on  a  tract  of  land,  called  Chutson- 
dakte  lying  above  Schenectady,  on  the  north  side  of  the 
Mohocks  river,  may  be  lessened, 78 

Oct.  15.  Petition  of  Nanning  Harmanson  and  company, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  called  Shenonde- 
howah,  ranging  in  a  north  line  from  the  Schenectady 
river,  and  adjoining  the  eastermost  bounds  of  Nasti- 
giuna  patent, 79 

Oct.  17.  Petition  of  Sampson  Broughton,  in  behalf  of  his 
mother,  Mary  Broughton  and  others,  praying  the  draught- 
ing of  letters  patent  for  the  land  called  Kayaderosres, 
without  the  exception  suggested  by  Col.  Schuyler, 80 

Oct.  21.  Petition  of  Isaac  Switts,  of  Schenectady,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  a  certain  parcel  of  woodland,  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  Schenectady  or  Canastagioene  river, 
to  ye  west  of  ye  bounds  belonging  to  John  Schuyler,  to 
ye  north  of  ye  colony  Renselaerwyk,  and  to  ye  east  of  ye 
bounds  of  Schenectady, 81 

Dec.  2.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  lines  and  bounds  of 
the  town  of  Bushwick,  in  Kings  county,  [with  draught,]     82 

Dec.  23.  Petition  of  Peter  Praa  and  others,  on  behalf  of 
themselves  and  the  rest  of  the  freeholders  of  the  town  of 
Bushwick,  praying  a  confirmatory  patent,  and  that  the 
bounds  may  be  described  therein,  as  laid  down  in  the 
foregoing  draught, 83 

1707.  Jan.  3.  Will  of  John  Bodien, 84 

Jan.  16.  Petition  of  Naning  Hermanse  and  others,  praying  a 

patent  under  ye  name  of  Clifton's  park,  for  a  tract  of  land 
above  Albany,  known  by  the  Indian  name  of  Shanonde- 

haway, 85 

Feb.  27.  Petition  of  Anne  Bridges  and  Lancaster  Symes,  in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  company,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
certain  tract  of  upland  and  meadow,  lying  and  being  in 

the  county  of  Orange,  called  Cheescocks,  with 86 

Feb.  27.  Minute  of  council,  in  relation  to  the  same,  .......     86 

Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  in  favour  of  the  forego- 
ing petition, S6 

1709.  March  14.  Petition  of  Charles  Congreve  and  company,  for 

lands  in  the  county  of  Suffolk, 87 

1707.  March  17.  Petition   of  Johannis   Hardenberg   and   others, 
praying  the   appointment  of  a  day  to  hear  both   sides 
concerning  the  caveat  entered  against    granting  him  a 
11 


82  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  rv 

Pago. 
1707.       patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  Ulster  county,  adjoining  the 

bounds  of  Marbletown  and  Rochester, 8S 

March  17.  Bounds  of  the  land  referred  to  in  the  foregoing,     88 

March  1 9.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Tenike  and  company,  praying 
a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
called  Verdrietige  or  Sorrowfull  hook  or  point,  being 
bounded  to  the  southward,  by  a  brook  called  Kill  the 
Beast,  running  out  of  a  great  pond  on  said  hook,  towards 
Demarie's  creek ;  to  the  westward  by  said  creek ;  to  the 

•  northward  by  a  high  hill,  called  the  Toone,  and  to  the 
eastward  by  Hudson's  river, 89 

March  22.  Petition  of  Thomas  Jones  and  John  Townsend, 
of  Oysterbay,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  several  par- 
cels of  vacent  land  in  said  town  in  Queens  county,  belong- 
ing to  the  Indians, 90 . 

June  9.  Petition  of  Johannis  Hardenbergh  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  in  Ulster  county, 91 

March  22.  Indian  deed  to  Johannis  Hardenbei'gh,  for  a  tract 
of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  adjoining  the  bounds  of 
Marbletown  and  Rochester, 92 

March  22.  Indian  deed  to  Johannis  Hardenbergh,  for  a  tract 
of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  extending  from  the  north- 
west bounds  of  Marbletown,  to  a  certain  place  called 
Kawienesinck,  and  stretching  northeast  to  a  certain  creek 
or  kill,  called  by  the  Indians  Anquathkonckkill,  and  south- 
westerly to  the  west  corner  of  Marbletown, 93 

June  19.  Petition  of  Jacob  Galliott  and  others,  of  Richmond 
county,  for  a  warrant  to  lay  out  a  cartway  from  their 
lands  to  the  king's  highway, 94 

June  1 9.  Petition  of  Nanning  Hermanse  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  Shenondaway,  alias  Clifton  park,  (Saratoga 
Co.,)  (see  page  85,) 95 

June  19.  Petition  of  Arian  Garrittson  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  lying  between  Marbletown  and 
Kingstown ;  and  also  a  tract  of  land,  lying  between  Kings- 
town and  the  Blew  hills, 96 

1706.  Oct.  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying 

in  the  county  of  Ulster,  bounded  on  the  N.W.  by  the 
mountains ;  on  the  N.E.  and  east  by  Kingston ;  on  the 
S.E.  and  S.W.  by  the  New  Paltz  and  Marbletown,  laid 
out  for  the  freeholders  and  inhabitants  of  the  town  of 

Hurley,  by  Aug :  Graham,  surveyor, 97 

Oct.  18.  Draught  of  the  land  described  in  the  foregoing, . ...     9b> 

1707.  July  3.  Petition  of  William  Peartree  and  others,  praying  a  pa- 

tent for  a  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  100 
July  12.  Petition  of  John  Abeel  and  others,  praying  a  license 

to  purchase  a  tract  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  101 
Aug.  14.  Petition  of  John  Huchings,  Michael  Hardon  and 
others,  praying  for  time  to  make  a  survey  of  the  lands  at 
Quespeck,  Verdrietige  hook  and  the  Torne,  and  other 
places,  before  the  hearing,  with  respect  to  the  differences 

concerning  the  said  lands, 102 

August  14.  Petition  of  Lidea  Rose,  widow,  praying  a  patent 


vol.  rv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  83 


1 707.  for  a  lot  of  ground  in  the  city  of  New  York,  lying  and 
being  in  the  street  formerly  called  Single  street,  now  Wall 
street,  betwixt  the  house  of  Jacob  Swann  on  the  east,  and 
the  house  of  Peter  Lakeman  on  the  west,  now  occupied 

by  John  King, 103 

Sept.  10.  Petition  of  Wm.  Tietsoort,  of  Ulster  county,  black- 
smith, for  relief,  in  the  matter  of  a  purchase,  made  under 
a  license  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  and  being  at  Mauga- 
kemeck,  named  and  commonly  known  by  the  name  of 
Schackaeckaninck,  in  an  elbow,  which  land  has  been  since 
patented  to  Matthew  Ling  and  others, 104 

Sept.  10.  Memorial  of  Aug:  Graham  and  Wm.  Bond,  sui'- 
veyors  of  the  province  of  New  York,  in  relation  to  their 
charges  for  surveying  the  lines  and  limits  of  Newtowne 
and  Bushwick,  and  for  attendance  on  the  council  at  the 
hearing  respecting  the  same, 105 

Oct.  2.  Petition  of  Adam  Vrooman,  for  a  new  patent  for  the 
Sand  creek,  with  the  mill  standing  thereon,  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  to  settle  a  dispute  concerning  the  same, 106 

March  20.  Petition  of  John  Lovell  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  certain  small  island,  or  a  great  rock,  in  Hell- 
gate,  lying  between  the  island  Nassau  and  the  island 
Manhattans,  on  which  a  mill  is  erected, 108 

Oct.  21.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  upon  the  same 
favourably  thereto, 108 

Petition  of  John  Marsh,  in  favor  of  John  Lovell's  application,  108 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Isaac  Mercier  and  others,  on  behalf  of 
themselves  and  the  inhabitants  of  New  Rochell,  praying 
a  warrant  to  survey  and  run  a  line  through  the  middle  of 
their  lots,  and  that  Peter  Simon  and  his  wife,  may  be 
ordered  to  appear  and  state  their  reasons  for  opposing  the 
same, 109 

Nov.  27.  Petition  of  George  Booth  and  company,  praying 
a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  Westchester  county,  called 
swallow  field, 110 

1708.  Jan.  22.  Petition  of  Evert  Banker,    mayor  of  the  city  of 

Albany,  for  himself  and  the  corporation  of  the  said  city 
and  county,  praying  that  all  action  on  the  petition  of  Peter 
Schuyler  and  others,  for  some  lands  on  Hudson's  river 
may  be  deferred  till  the  petitioners  are  heard  in  opposition 
to  the  same, Ill 

Feb.  4.  Petition  of  Johannis  Hardenbergh  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  a  tract  of  vacant  land  beginning  at  ye 
sandbergh  or  hills  at  ye  N.  E.  corner  of  ye  lands  of  Ebe- 
nezer  Willson  &  Co.,  at  Minissink,  thence  northwesterly 
.  to  ye  Fish  kill  or  river,  and  so  to  ye  head  thereof,  including 
the  same,  thence  to  the  head  of  a  small  river,  called  Cart- 
wright's  kill,  and  so  by  said  kill  to  ye  northermost  bounds 
of  Kingstown,  on  said  kill,  thence  by  ye  bounds  of  Kings- 
town, Hurley,  Marbletowne,  Rochester  and  other  patented 
lands  to  the  place  of  beginning, 112 

March  18.  Petition  of  Tierck  Harmense  Fisher,  of  the  city 
of  Albany,  praying  a  warrant  to  survey  a  tract  of  land  on 


84  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  iv. 

.  .  PaKe- 

1708.        the  east   side  of  Hudson's  river,  beginning  at  the  first 

point  of  Nutten  hook,  and  stretching  along  the  little  Nut- 
ten  hook  to  Marmhead  creek,  and  backwards  into  the 
Avoods,  easterly  four  English  miles  with  an  addition  of  all 
the  lands  between  the  farm  of  Abraham  Staats,  deceased, 
at  Claverack,  and  the  land  of  Hans  Hendrickson,  upon 
Nutten  hook, 113 

March  18.  Petition  of  Col.  Schuyler  and  company,  praying 
a  grant  of  confirmation  for  a  tract  of  land  above  Albany, 
"  with  a  clause  of  exception  to  all  patented  lands  within 
their  boundaries," 114 

March  18.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Cool  and  Adrian  Geritse,  of 
the  county  of  Ulster  in  behalf  of  themselves,  and  the 
inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Hurley,  "  withdrawing  their 
caveat  against  the  passing  of  a  patent  to  Johannes  Hard- 
enbergh  and  praying  a  patent  for  the  remaining  lands  in 
their  petition  contained  and  not  contained  in  the  petition 
of  said  Hardenbergh," 115 

April  8.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Seabring  and  Henry  Filkin, 
for  and  on  behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  the  freehold- 
ers of  the  town  of  Broockland,  in  Kings  county,  praying  a 
patent  for  all  the  lands  from  high  water  to  low  water 
mark  on  the  salt  water  river,  the  length  and  extent  of 
their  patent  on  the  same, 116 

April  8.  Petition  of  Lawrence  Clausen,  interpreter,  praying 
a  license  to  purchase  "  a  small  tract  of  land  lying  south 
of  the  Maquaes  river,  on  that  side  of  Chindroge,  known 
by  the  name  of  Roberts  little  flatt,  containing  about  24 
acres,  together  with  the  woodland  adjoining  to  the  south 
and  southwest  thereof  to  Chindroge  river,  distant  there- 
from about  one  mile,"  >   117 

April  8.  Petition  of  Lancaster  Symes  &  Co.,  praying  a  pat- 
ent for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange  known  as 
Verdritige  hook,  bounded  on  the  east  by  Hudson's  river, 
north  by  a  line  of  marked  trees,  west  by  the  land  or  island 
called  Mattassink,  and  south  by  the  creek  that  runs  out  of 
the  great  pond  that  empties  itself  into  Demarie's  kill,   . .    118 

April  9.  Report  of  P.  Schuyler  and  others,  to  whom  the 
foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  the 
same  be  granted,  "  with  a  saving  to  the  patent  of  Michael 
Hawdon,  Honad  &  Co.," 118 

April  13.  Petition  of  Win.  Appel,  of  the  city  of  New  York, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  lying  at  the  north  side 
of  the  river  Schanegtada,  nigh  the  bounds  of  the  said  town,  119 

April  14.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Swits,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Canasti- 
gioenc  river,  bounded  on  the  west  by  the  bounds  of  the 
woodland,  belonging  to  the  town  of  Schenectady,  on  the 
east  by  the  bounds  of  Canastigioene,  containing  1,000 

acres,  with 120 

1707.  August  16.  Indian  deed  to  Isaac  Swits,  father  of  the  above 
named  petitioner,  for  the  land  for  which  a  patent  is 
prayed  in  the  foregoing, ' 120 


vol.  iv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  85 

Page. 
1708.  April  20.  Warrant  to  the  attorney  general  to  draft  letters 

patent  for  Cornelius  Swits,  for  the  land  above  described,  120 

April  15.  Petition  of  Jan  Rosie  and  others,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  tract  of  woodland,  lying  in  the  rear  of  their  lands 
in  the  north  side  of  the  Mohacks  river,  at  a  place  called 
Nastigioune,  bounded  on  the  east  by  Mother  creek,  on 
the  west  by  ye  west  by  ye  said  creek,  called  Great  stone 
creek,  and  extending  to  the  northward  for  the  space  and 
distance  of  one  English  mile, 121 

April  20.  Warrant  to  the  attorney  general,  to  draft  letters 
patent  for  Jan  Rosie  and  others,  for  the  land  described  in 
the  foregoing  petition, 121 

April  23.  Petition  of  Peter  Praa  and  others,  freeholders  of 
the  town  of  Bush  wick,  (same  as  on  page  83,) 122 

June  21.  Warrant  of  survey  to  lay  out,  for  Abraham  De- 
peyster  and  others,  their  several  and  respective  lots  of 
land  on  Queens  street,  in  the  city  of  New  York,  ranging 
in  the  slip  where  the  new  market  house  is  erected,  accord- 
ing to  the  boundaries  mentioned  in  the  grants  thereof,  . .    123 

April  8.  Petition  of  the  mayor  and  corporation  of  the  city 
of  Albany,  praying  an  enlargement  of  time  to  be  heard 
on  the  petition  of  Col.  Schuyler,  for  a  patent  for  lands 
above  that  city,  on  both  sides  of  Hudson's  river, 124 

April  9.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  to  whom  the 
above  petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  their 
prayer  be  granted, 124 

June  22.  Certificate  of  I.  Abeel  and  others,  on  behalf  of  the 
mayor,  aldermen  and  commonalty  of  the  city  of  Albany, 
declaring  that  they  have  no  objection  to  the  patent  passing 
to  Ph:  Schuyler  and  company,  for  the  land  above  Albany, 
provided  the  south  bounds  begins  on  ye  east  side  of  Hud- 
son's river,  at  the  north  side  of  the  mouth  of  Skachkook 
kill,  and  from  thence  to  run  with  a  due  east  line,  six  miles 
into  ye  woods  abutting  to  ye  bounds  of  Sckachkooke  pa- 
tent, late  belonging  to  Capt.  Henry  Van  Renselaer,  and 
from  thence  northwards  as  far  as  their  former  patent  men- 
tioned,       124 

Aug.  1.  Petition  of  William  Peartree,  John  Van  Home  and 
Jacobus  Cortland,  praying  a  new  patent  for  a  tract  of 
land  beginning  at  Hutchinses  brook  at  the  end  of  the 
half  mile  mentioned  in  Eastchester  patent  and  so  up  the 
same  to  its  head,  and  thence  N. W.  to  Brunch's  river,  and 
so  up  said  river  till  it  bears  with  the  head  of  Hutchinses 
river  due  southeast,  and  so  down  said  river  to  Eastches- 
ter patent  and  along  the  bounds  of  the  same  to  the  head 
of  Rattlesnake  brook, 125 

Boundaries  of  Long  Reach, 125 

Sept.  9.  Affidavit  of  Edmon  Ward  and  others,  in  relation  to 
the  foregoing, 125 

Draught  of  the  above  described  tract  of  land, 125 

August  5.  Petition  of  Ellis  Duxbury,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
tract  of  land,  on  which  he  resides, 126 


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Page. 
1708.  August  5.  Petition  of  Elias  Boudinot,  for  a  patent   for  a 
small  gore  of  vacant  and  unappropriated  land,  lying  be- 
tween the  township  of  Bushwick  and  Bruykland,  in  Kings 
county,  upon  Long  Island, 127 

1707.  March  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  5,000  acres  of  land,  in 

the  neighborhood  of  Nutten  hook,  for ,  by  Wm. 

Bond,  deputy  surveyor,  [with  draught,]   128 

1708.  August  19.  Petition  of  Tirck  Harmense  Fisher,  praying  a 

patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  in  Albany  county, 129 

August  21.  Petition  of  Francis  Vincent,  praying  a  patent  for 
about  two  lots  of  land,  on  Staten  Island,  lying  in  the  rear 
of  the  lots  of  William  Pinhorne  and  others,  together  with 
one  hundred  and  fifty  acres  of  salt  meadow,  on  said  island,  130 

August  21.  Report  of  tho :  Wenham  and  others,  to  whom 
the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  it 
be  granted, 130 

August  16.  Petition  of  Peter  Fauconnier,  praying  a  patent 
of  confirmation  for  all  such  land  of  which  he  is  in  posses- 
sion, on  the  Hackingsack  river,  as  shall  be  found  upon  the 
running  of  the  division  line  to  be  in  the  province  of  New 
York, 131 

August  24.  Report  of  Tho  :  Wenham  and  others,  upon  the 
foregoing  petition,  recommending  that  the  prayer  thereof 
be  granted, 131 

August  24.  Report  of  Tho :  Wenham  and  others,  upon  the 
petition  of  Ebenezer  Wilson,  for  a  patent  for  a  house  and 
lots  of  land  in  Wall  street,  in  the  city  of  New  York, 
recommending  that  the  same  be  granted, 132 

Warrant  to  the  attorney  general  for  a  patent  of  confirmation 
to  Ebenezer  Wilson,  for  the  lots  last  mentioned, 132 

August  27.  Petition  of  John  Jackson,  senior,  and  John 
Jackson  his  son,  both  of  Jerusalem,  in  the  bounds  of 
Hempstead,  praying  a  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  beach 
or  meadow  land,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  Long  Island, 
bounded  on  the  east  by  Huntington  line ;  on  the  south  by 
the  sea,  on  the  south  side  of  ye  beach  to  low  water  marke ; 
on  the  north  by  the  bay  that  parts  the  beach  from  the 
meadows, 133 

August  27.  Report  of  P.  Schuyler  and  others,  to  whom  the 
foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  the 
same  be  granted, 133 

August  24.  Petition  of  Anne  Bridges  and  others,  praying  a 
grant  for  a  small  parcel  of  land,  lying  between  the  town- 
ships of  Bushwick  and  New  Town,  xipon  Long  Island,.. .    134 

Sept.  1.  Report  of  P.  Schuyler  and  others,  to  whom  the 
foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  the 
same  be  granted, 134 

Sept.  15.  Petition  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  praying  ad- 
ditional time  for  the  settlement  and  improvement  of  the 
land  granted  to  them,  in  Dutchess  county, 135 

Sept.  16.  Petition  of  John  Berry  and  James  Wright,  both  of 
the  city  of  New  York,  praying  a  grant  for  200  acres  of 
land,  in  Queens  county,  Long  Island,  lying  on  the  east 


vol.  iv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  87 

Page. 
1708.        side  of  Hempstead  harbour,  between  the  said  harbour  and 

the  cartway,  leading  from  Musketo  cove  to  Hempstead,. .  136 
Sept.  17.  Petition  of  Ann  Bridges  and  others,  praying  a  new 
patent,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  West- 
chester, beginning  at  Cohanning  brook,  where  the  said 
brook  empties  itself  into  Mahanus  river,  with  a  further 
term  of  two  years,  for  clearing  and  making  improvement 

thereon, 137 

Sept.  17.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Nanning  Harmense  and 
others,  for  a  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  called 

Shenondehowah,  alias  Clifton  park,  with 138 

Sept.  16.  Petition  of  Nanning  Harmense  for  said  land, 138 

Sept.  22.  Petition  of  Anne  Bridges  and  others,  praying  a 
grant  for  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  east  end  of  Long 

Island,  called  Muntack, 139 

Sept.  17.  Petition  of  Claude  Buissonet,  praying  to  be  con- 
firmed in  the  possession  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  in  the 

county  of  Richmond, 140 

Sept.  23.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  to  whom  the 
foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  the 

same  be  granted, 140 

Sept.  27.  Warrant  for   a.  patent  to   Claude  Buissonet,  for 
about  90  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the  northwest  side  of 

Staten  Island, 140 

Sept.  23.  Petition  of  John  Bodein,  praying  a  patent  of  con- 
firmation, for  a  tract  of  land,  lying  in  Richmond  county,  141 
Bounds  of  the  tract  last  mentioned,  as  follows:  "on  the 
east  by  ye  rear  of  the  lot  that  was  granted  to  Paulus 
Richards,  and  on  ye  southwest  by  ye  line  of  Task  Masker, 
and  on  ye  north  by  the  line  of  Wm.  Barker  extended," 

{with  draught,] 141 

Sept.  23.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  to  whom  the 
foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  the 

same  be  granted, 141 

Sept.  27.  Warrant  for  a  patent  of  confirmation,  for   John 

Bodein,  for  land  on  Staten  Island, 141 

Sept.  24.  Petition  of  Wm.  Bond,  praying  a  grant  for  two 
islands,  lying  at  the  mouth  of  Flushing  bay,  called  and 

known  by  the  name  of  the  Two  Brothers, 142 

Sept.  23.  Petition  of  Jaques  Guyon,  praying  a  patent  of  con- 
firmation, for  178  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the  south  side  of 

Staten  Island, 143 

Sept.  23.  Report  of  Tho :  Wenham  and  others,  to  whom  the 
foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  the 

same  be  granted, 144 

Sept.  27.  Warrant  for  a  patent  of  confirmation,  to  Jaques 
Guyon,  for  178  acres  of  land,  on  Staten  Island,  adjoining 

the  land  of  Daniel  Lake, 145 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Sampson  Broughton,  on  behalf  of  his 
mother,  Mary  Broughton,  widow  of  the  late  Sampson 
Shelton   Broughton   and   company,  for   the   land   called 

Kayaderosseras,  (same  as  on  page  80,) 146 

Sept.  9.  Petition   of  Phillip   Rokeby,   praying   to   be   con- 


88  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  iv. 

Page. 
1708.       firmed  in  possession  of  a  house  and  lot  of  land,  in  Queens 

street,  in  the  city  of  New  York, 147 

Report  of  P :  Schuyler  and  others,  to  whom  the  foregoing 
petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  the  same  be 
granted, 147 

Sept.  27.  Warrant  for  a  patent  of  confirmation,  to  Phillip 
Rokeby,  for  a  certain  house  and  lot  of  land  lying  in 
Queens  street,  in  the  city  of  New  York,  hounded  on  the 
west  by  the  house  and  ground  of  Simon  Van  Buren,  and 
on  the  east  by  the  house  and  ground  late  of  Aaron  Bloom,  147 

Sept.  29.  Warrant  for  a  patent  of  confirmation,  to  Ebenezer 
Wilson  and  John  Abeel,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  called 
Chutsandackte,  lying  above  Schenectady,  on  the  north 
side  of  the  Mohocks  river, 148 

August  30.  Petition  of  Ebenezer  Willson  and  John  Abeel, 
for  an  enlargement  of  the  time  allowed  for  settlement  and 
improvement  in  their  patent,  for  land  above  Schenectady,  149 

Sept.  9.  Petition  of  Ebenezer  Wilson,  for  himself  and  others, 
for  an  enlargement  of  the  time  allowed  for  settlement  and 
improvement  in  their  patent,  for  a  tract  of  land  called 
Westenhook, 150 

Sept.  29.  Warrant  for  a  patent  of  confirmation,  to  Peter 
Schuyler,  Ebenezer  Wilson  and  others,  for  the  land  called 
Westenhook,  to  extend  the  time  for  the  settlement  and 
improvement  of  the  same,  as  prayed  for  in  the  foregoing 
petition,  . .  . . 151 

Sept.  28.  Memorial  of  Augustin  Graham  and  William  Bond, 
surveyors,  praying  that  the  patentees  of  the  vacant  land 
between  the  boimds  of  New  Towne  and  Bushwick,  may 
be  ordered  in  proportion  to  their  grants,  to  compensate 
the  petitioners  for  laying  out  the  same, 152 

Sept.  30.  Report  of  G.  Beekman  and  others,  upon  the  fore- 
going, recommending  that  the  prayer  thereof  be  granted,  152 

Sept.  30.  Petition  of  Peter  Schuyler  and  company,  praying 
a  patent  of  confirmation  for  a  tract  of  land  at  a  place 
called  Sarightoge,  according  to  the  true  intent  and  mean- 
ing of  their  several  interests  in  the  same, 153 

Oct.  1.  Petition  of  Anne  Bridges  and  others,  praying  a  war- 
rant to  survey  a  tract  of  land  patented  to  them,  lying 
upon  Long  Island,  between  BushAvick  and  New  Town,. .   154 

Oct.  8.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  upon  the  peti- 
tion of  Andries  Gardineer,  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  recommending  that  the  same  be  granted, .   155 

Oct.  11.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Andries  Gardinier,  for  a 
tract  of  woodland  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  beginning  by  Davidties  hook,  thence  running  up 
said  river  to  the  south  bounds  of  Renslaerswick,  being 
over  against  the  south  end  of  Barren  Island,  thence  into 
the  woods  eastward,  six  English  miles  or  thereabouts,  to 
a  small  lake  which  empties  into  the  Great  Fish  Lake, 
being  bounded  between  the  patent  of  Kinderhook  and  the 
colony  of  Renslaerswick, 155 


vol.  iv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  89 


1708.  Oct.  11.  Petition  of  John  Moubray,  praying  to  be  confirmed 

in  possession  of  certain  lands  in  Suffolk  county, 156 

Oct.  12.  Petition  of  Cornells  Cool  and  others,  of  the  town 
of  Hurley,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
tract  of  land  in  that  county,  adjoining  the  bounds  of  New 
Palts, 157 

Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  to  whom  the  foregoing 
petition  was  referred,  recommending  the  passing  of  a 
patent  to  Cornelius  Cool  and  his  associates,  with  a  saving 
to  the  rest  of  the  inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Hurley,  to 
pay  a  rateable  proportion  of  the  charges,  and  be  admitted 
to  the  benefits  of  the  same, 157 

Sept.  27.  Petition  of  Lancaster  Symes,  praying  a  patent  for 
"some  small  vacancies  of  land  on  Staten  Island,"  now 
vested  in  the  crown, 158 

Oct.  14.  Report  of  Ph :  Schuyler  and  others,  to  whom  the 
foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  the 
same  be  granted, 158 

Oct.  26.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Lancaster  Symes,  for  the 
last  mentioned  land, 158 

Oct.  21.  Petition  of  Thomas  Wenham,  praying  a  patent  for  "a 
parcel  of  small  islands  or  broken  land  lying  in  the  sound, 
between  the  island  Nassau  and  the  continent,  commonly 
called  Norwark  islands,  being  adjacent  to  the  town  of 
Norwark,  in  the  colony  of  Connecticut," 159 

Oct.  21.  Report  of  Ph:  Schuyler  and  others,  to  whom  the 
foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  the 
same  be  granted, 160 

Sept.  27.  Petition  of  Naning  Hermanse  and  company,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  the  land  known  as  Kayadorosres,  lying 
on  Schenectady  and  Hudson's  river,  above  Albany,  and 
that  the  same  may  be  called  Queens  Brough, 161 

Oct.  22.  "Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Naning  Hermanse  and 
others,  for  the  last  mentioned  land, 162 

Oct.  8.  Petition  of  Peter  Schuyler  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  of  confirmation  for  the  land  known  as  Saraghtoga,  163 

Oct.  21.  Report  of  Rip  Yan  Dam  and  others,  upon  the  fore- 
going petition,  recommending  that  the  same  be  granted,.   164 

Oct.  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent  of  confirmation  to  Peter 
Schuyler,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  on  both  sides 
of  Hudson's  river,  above  the  city  of  Albany,  and  known 
as  Saraghtoga, 165 

1707.  Nov.  19.  Petition  of  Peter  Schuyler  and  others,  for  a  grant 

of  Saratoga, 166 

1708.  Nov.  27.  Petition  of  Mark  Dusachoy,  of  Staten  Island,  pray- 

ing a  patent  for  two  lots  of  vacant  land  containing  80 
acres  each,  lying  in  the  rear  lot  of  land  now  in  his  posses- 
sion in  the  neighborhood  of  Daniel's  neck,  on  said  island,  167 

Nov.  29.  Petition  of  Gozen  Adrianse,  praying  to  be  con- 
firmed in  the  possession  of  88  acres  of  land  on  Staten 
island,  patented  in  1675,  by  Gov.  Andross,  to  William 
and  George  Comins, 168 

Nov.  2.  Deed  from  Hendricus  Beekman  and  Johanna,  his 
12 


90  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  iv. 

Page. 

1 708.  wife,  to  Pieter  Loun,  for  a  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  town 
of  Rochester,  including  several  small  parcels  of  land  called 
by  the  Indian  names  Wasshawassink,  Eghonck,  Magtig- 
kenigkonk,  Saminawawagkink,  Ragawaak,  Showarawa- 
honk,  also,  all  the  land  that  lies  on  the  Mombackus  kill, 
within  the  bounds  belonging  to  the  Indians,  from  the 
bounds  of  Kahansinck  to  the  bounds  of  the  high  moun- 
tains,     169 

Nov.  1 9.  Petition  of  Henry  Beekman,  of  Kingston,  hi  Ulster 
county,  praying  a  patent  for  that  part  of  the  tract  called 
Kiskatam,  and  the  land  lying  between  Kingston  and  Kats- 
kill  bounds,  belonging  to  the  Indian  proprietors  between 
the  great  movintain  of  Katskill  and  Hudson's  river,  which 
is  not  already  patented, 170 

Nov.  24.  Petition  of  Bartholmay  Le  Reux  and  others,  of 
New  Rochell,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  praying  that 
the  petition  of  Peter  Valeau  and  others,  for  a  warrant  to 
survey  the  land  purchased  of  Jno.  Pell,  and  the  lots  on 
the  east  and  west  side  ye  middle  line,  may  be  rejected,. .    171 

Dec.  10.  Petition  of  Wm.  Anderson,  praying  a  patent  for 
"  some  small  islands,  lying  in  the  soimd,  fronting  the  main 
land,  being  to  the  westward  of  Norwalk  islands,  lately 
granted  unto  Coll.  Tho :  Wenham,  and  to  the  eastward 
of  those  islands,  formerly  granted  unto  Thomas  Pell, 
being  called  Patrick  or  Captain  islands,  Manassink,  &c, 
also  a  small  slip  or  goar  of  land,  lying  and  being  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  to  the  westward  of  Hudson's  river, 
bound  to  the  north  by  the  line  of  Kingston,  to  the  south 
by  the  Pals,  to  the  east  by  Hudson's  river,  and  to  the 
west  by  the  intersection  of  the  lines  of  Kingston  and 
Pals," 172 

Dec.  15.  Petition  of  Gertruyd  Van  Cortlandt,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land  on  Cow  neck,  in  Queen's 
county,  bounded  on  the  south  by  the  land  late  of  John 
West,  deceased,  on  the  west  by  the  division  line,  on  the 
north  by  the  land  of  Richard  Cornell,  and  on  the  east  by 
the  river, 173 

1709.  Feb.  3.  Petition   of  Gertruyd  Vau   Cortland,   for  land   in 

Queens  county, 173 

Description  of  the  lines  of  a  tract  of  land  granted  to  Tach- 
kapanuk,  for  himself  and  other  Indians,  on  the  east  side 
of  Cow  neck,  in  Queens  county,  on  Long  Island,  between 
Mr.  John  West  and  Mr.  Richard  Cornwall,  containing 
150  acres, 174 

1702.  August  8.  Report  of  committee  of  the  council,  in  favor  of 

granting  Gertrude  Van  Cortland  the  above  land, 174 

1687.  June  24.  Patent  to  Tackapanuck  and  other  Indians,  of  a  tract 

of  land  at  Cowneck, 174 

1709.  Feb.  24.  Petition  of  Margarett  Magregare  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  2,000  acres  of  land  each,  out  of  the  pur- 
chase  made  in  1684,  of  the  land  on  the  west  side  of 

Hudson's  river,  called  the  Highlands, • . . . .    175 

March  25.  Petition  of  George  Clarke  and'  others,  praying 


vol.  iv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  91 

Page. 
1709.  for  2,000  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  a  tract  of  vacant  and 
unappropriated  land,  in  her  majesties  grant,  adjoining  to 
Shawungung,  Nescotack  and  the  Palze,  and  formerly 
granted,  together  with  a  larger  tract,  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,  which  grant  has  been  since  declared  null  and  void,  1 76 

*Rough  draught  of  sundry  tracts  of  land,  between  the  Wall 
kill  and  Minissinck, 177 

Draught  of  the  land  granted  to  Abram  Hassebrook  &  Co., 
by  Sr.  Edmond  Andros,  surveyed  at  the  request  of  the 
inhabitants, 178 

April  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  land  granted  to 
Abram  Hassebrook  and  company,  beginning  at  a  certain 
point  on  the  hills,  called  Moggonick,  and  running  south 
to  a  certain  small  creek,  called  Moggonck,  and  thence  to 
the  south  side  of  Uflroes  hook  ;  thence  up  Hudson's  river 
to  the  north  end  of  the  Little  Esopus  Island,  and  thence 
running  west  to  a  certain  rock  near  the  Palts  river,  and 
thence  to  Tawarataque,  a  flat  rock  on  the  point  of  a  small 
ridge  of  hills,  and  thence  to  the  place  of  beginning,  [with 
draught,]  (New  Paltz,  Ulster  Co.,) 178 

May  11.  Petition  of  Win.  Sunderland  and  Wm.  Chambers, 
praying  a  patent  for  1,000  acres  of  land,  lying  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  north  of  Murderer's  creek,  "  boimded 
north  by  the  widow  Blettle  and  Quassaick  creek,  east  by 
Hudson's  river,  and  west  by  the  Hill  Much  Hattoos,"... .    179 

May  14.  Petition  of  Jan  Midday,  of  the  county  of  Ulster, 
praying  a  patent  for  300  acres  of  land,  lying  in  said 
county,  at  a  place  called  Wineskink,  being  part  of  the 
lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  which  grant 
has  since  been  vacated, 180 

July  27.  Indian  deed  to  Sir  Henry  Ashurst,  of  the  kingdom 
of  Great  Brittain,  baront.  of  Samuel  Staats  and  others, 
for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  by  the  Indians  called  Winegte- 
konk,  and  parts  adjacent,  lying  on  both  sides  of  Mur- 
derer's creek,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  containing  about 
sixteen  miles  square, 181 

August  18.  Petition  of  Alexander  Griggs,  of  the  county  of 
Ulster,  praying  a  grant  for  600  acres  of  land  in  said 
county,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  begin- 
ning on  ye  south  side  of  Old  Man's  creek,  and  running  up 
the  river  to  a  point  called  Old  Man's  hook ;  together  with 
6  acres  of  meadow,  lying  at  a  certain  place  called  ye 
Dance  Chamber, 182 


VOLUME  V. 


1709-1713 


1709.  Sept.  8.  Petition  of  Gerrardus  Bakeman,  in  company  with 
Gen-it  Brass,  for  a  grant  of  3,000  acres  of  the  land  in 
Ulster  county,  formerly  patented  to  Capt.  John  Evans, . .        1 

Oct.  6.  Petition  of  David  Provoost  and  others,  for  a  grant  of 
2,500  acres  of  the  land  in  Ulster  county,  formerly  patented 
to  Capt.  Jno.  Evans, 2 

Oct.  13.  Petition  of  Caleb  Heathcote,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
others,  for  a  grant  of  7,200  acres  of  the  land,  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 3 

Oct.  19.  Petition  of  Gabriel  Ludlow  and  Wm.  Bradford,  for 
a  grant  of  3,000  acres,  of  the  lands  formerly  patented  to 
Capt.  John  Evans, 4 

Nov.  1.  Petition  of  Peter  Barberie,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  of  the  land  formerly  patented  to  Capt.  John  Evans,       5 

Nov.  4.  Petition  of  John  Smith  and  others,  for  a  grant  of 
2,400  acres  of  the  land  formerly  patented  to  Capt.  John 
Evans, 6 

Nov.  8.  Petition  of  Daniel  Crommelin  and  others,  for  a  grant 
of  2,000  acres  each,  out  of  the  land  formerly  patented  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
just  above  the  High  lands, 7 

Nov.  8.  Description  of  a  survey  of  400  acres  of  land,  in 
Shawangonck,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  on  the  south  side 
of  the  land  of  John  Van  Camp  and  company,  laid  out  for 
Evart  Derwilighe,  [with  draught,] 8 

Nov.  10.  Petition  of  John  Van  Home  and  others,  praying 
that  the  dock  from  Burgor's  path,  to  Capt.  Theobald's 
slip,  fronting  their  lots,  may  be  erected,  and  made  a 
public  landing  place, 9 

Petition  of  Severin  Tenhout,  of  the  county  of  Ulster,  praying 
a  patent  for  200  acres  of  the  land  in  said  county,  formerly 
patented  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 10 

Nov.  12.  Description  of  a  survey  of  200  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  Shawongonck  kill,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for 
Severin  Tenhout,  [with  draught,] -. 11 


VOL. 


v.]  LAND  PAPERS.  93 


1709.  Nov.  14.  Petition  of  Barent  Waldron,  for  a  grant  of  1,500 

acres  of  the  land  formerly  patented  to  Capt.  John  Evans,     12 

Petition  of  Jacobus  Bruin  and  Benjamin  Smedes,  of  Shawun- 
genck,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  praying  a  patent  for  400 
acres  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,     13 

Nov.  15.  Description  of  a  survey  of  400  acres  of  land,  lying 
in  Shawagonck,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  near  a  small  hill, 
called  in  ye  Indian  tonge  Wichquatennunck,  laid  out  for 
Jacobus  Bruin  and  Benjamin  Smedes,  [with  draught,].. .      14 

Petition  of  John  McClean,  of  Shawangonck,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  praying  a  patent  for  300  acres  of  the  land  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  Jno.  Evans, 15 

Dec.  2.  Description  of  a  survey  of  330  acres  of  land,  in 
Shawangonck,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  lying  on  the  east 
side  of  Shawangonck  river,  laid  out  for  Zacharias  Hoft- 
mans,  [with  draught,] 16 

Nov.  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  300  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  northwest  side  of  the  Paltz  kill,  at  Shawangonck, 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  John  McClean,  [with 
draught,] • 1? 

Petition  of  Frederick  Seabring  and  Johanna  Seabring,  for  a 
grant  of  600  acres  of  the  resumed  land  formerly  patented 
to  Capt.  John  Evans, 19 

Petition  of  Naning  Hermanse  and  partners,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  certain  tract  of  land  on  Schenectady  river,  above 
Albany,  pursuant  to  the  warrant  issued  for  that  purpose 
above  two  years  since,  but  stayed  by  reason  of  a  caveat 
entered  against  the  same, 20 

Petition  of  Matthias  Mott,  of  Ulster  county,  in  relation  toa 
certain  tract  of  land  upon  Showangunk  river,  in  said 
county,  praying  that  the  same  may  be  so  divided  between 
him  and  Soverain  Tenhout,  (to  whom  300  acres  of  the 
same  has  been  granted,)  that  he  may  have  a  proportion- 
able share  of  the  good  land  upon  said  river, 21 

Petition  of  Hugo  Frere  and  others,  inhabitants  of  ye  Palts, 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  praying  a  grant  of  a  reasonable 
quantity  of  the  resumed  land  formerly  patented  to  Capt. 
John  Evans, 22 

May  11.  Petition  of  Peter  Matthews  and  others,  for  a  grant 
of  2,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  near  the 
New  Palze,  about  twenty  miles  backwards  in  the  woods 
from  Hudson's  river,  upon  or  near  Palze  creek,  being  part 
of  the  land  formerly  patented  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 23 

Petition  of  Zacharias  Hofeman,  of  Shawangonck,  in  ye 
county  of  Ulster,  praying  a  patent  for  330  acres  of  land 
in  said  county,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  24 

Petition  of  Col.  Henry  Beekman,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
his  son,  Henry  Beekman,  junior,  praying  for  2,300  acres 
of  the  tract  purchased  by  him  from  the  Indians  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  at  a  place  called  Kyskitam  meetshe, 
lying  on  the  north  side  of  Katers  kill, 25 

Petition  of  Daniel  De  Voor,  for  a  grant  of  part  of  the  vacant 


94  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  v. 

Page. 

1709.  land,  at  the  high  lands  up  Hudson's  river,  on  the  west  side 
thereof, 26 

Petition  of  Henry  Oblinus  and  company,  for  a  grant  of  1,500 
acres  of  the  vacant  land  on  Hudson's  river,  at  a  place 
called  the  high  lands, 27 

Petition  of  Evert  Derwilighe,  of  Shawungonck,  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  praying  a  patent  for  400  acres  of  land  in  said 
county,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 
John  Evans, 28 

Petition  of  William  Bradford  and  Gab'll  Ludlow,  praying  a 
patent  for  400  acres  of  land,  lying  on  Hudson's  river, 
beginning  near  Martler's  rock,  being  part  of  the  tract 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 29 

Petition  of  William  Apple  and  Katherine  Dow,  the  daughter 
of  Adrian  Apple,  deceased,  in  relation  to  a  lot  of  ground 
in  the  city  of  New  York,  near  to  Her  Majesty's  Fort, 
which  is  now  or  lately  hath  been  in  the  possession  of  Col. 
William  Smith,  or  his  heirs, 30 

1710.  Feb.  15.  Petition  of  Charles   Huddy   and  Phillip   Brooks, 

praying  a  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  the  resumed  land  on 
the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 
John  Evans, 31 

Feb.  15.  Memorial  of  Henry  Beeckman,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  Henry  Beeckman,  Junior,  his  son,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
known  by  the  name  of  Kiskitam  meeche,  on  the  north 
side  of  Katers  kill,  containing  2,000  acres,  also  another 
small  piece  of  land  in  the  same  county,  on  the  west  side 
of  Hudson's  river,  at  present  occupied  by  Myndert  Smith, 
containing  300  acres, 32 

Feb.  15.  Petition  of  Thomas  Jones  and  company,  praying  a 
patent  for  2,000  acres  of  the  resumed  land  on  the  west 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,  beginning  at  a  certain  wiggwam  on  the  north  side 
of  Murderer's  creek,  about  V  miles  west  from  the  mouth 
of  said  creek, , 33 

Feb.  20.  Petition  of  Roger  Mompesson,  praying  a  grant  of 
1,000  acres  of  ye  land  lately  resumed,  to  be  laid  out  and 
patented  according  to  her  Majesty's  instructions, 34 

Feb  23.  Petition  of  Roger  Mompesson,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  his  son,  Pinhorn  Mompesson,  praying  a  patent  for 
1,000  acres  lying  in  the  neighborhood  of  Murderer's  creek, 
being  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans, 35 

Feb.  23.  Petition  of  Augustine  Graham,  surveyor  gen'l,  for 
a  patent  to  him  and  Alexander  Griggs,  for  1,200  acres  of 
land  at  ye  Old  Man's  creek,  being  part  of  the  resumed 
land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 36 

Feb.  27.  Petition  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  praying  a 
grant  of  6,500  acres  of  land  in  the  neighborhood  of  Mur- 
derer's creek,  for  a  township,  being  part  of  the  land  for- 
merly granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 37 

Feb.  27.  Petition  of  Lancaster  Symes,  praying  that  a  patent 


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Page. 
1710.  may  be  granted  to  Mark  Dusochoy,  for  two  pieces  of  land 
on  Staten  Island,  one  containing  about  80  acres,  bounded 
on  the  east  by  the  lot  late  of  Sarah  Cole,  on  the  west  by 
ye  land  of  the  said  Mark  Dusochoy,  on  the  south  by  ye 
land  late  of  Anthony  Tys ;  the  other  containing  about  40 
acres,  bounded  on  the  east  by  ye  land  of  Thomas  Pearsall, 
on  the  west  by  ye  lot  of  Peter  Wynants,  on  the  south  by 
ye  land  of  Mark  Dusochoy,  and  northerly  by  ye  sound 
between  Staten  Island  and  ye  main,  and  about  20  acres  of 
meadow,  on  the  southwest  side  of  Daniell's  neck, 38 

Feb.  27.  Petition  of  Ebenezer  Willson  and  company,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  2,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of 
Orange,  lying  between  the  hills  of  Scoonemuck,  being 
part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,     39 

March  2.  Petition  of  Ebenezer  Willson,  for  himself  and  the 
rest  of  the  persons  concerned  in  a  tract  of  land  called 
Minisinck,  and  Lancaster  Symes,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
others  concei'ned  in  that  tract  called  Wawawanda,  pray- 
ing that  the  surveyor  general  be  directed  to  run  and 
ascertain  the  south Avest  limits  of  Capt.  Evans'  patent, ...     40 

March  2.  Petition  of  Peter  Barberie,  praying  a  patent  for 
2,000  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the  southeast  side  of  the 
Palts  creek,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted 
Capt.  John  Evans, 42 

March  2.  Petition  of  Obadiah  Hunt,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
company,  praying  a  grant  of  2,500  acres,  out  of  the  tract 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 43 

March  2.  Petition  of  William  Glencross,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  company,  praying  a  grant  of  3,000  acres,  of  the  tract 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, _ 44 

March  4.  Petition  of  William  Peartree  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  4,000  acres  of  land,  beginning  at  the  southeast 
corner  of  a  small  island,  lying  in  the  Palts  creek,  and 
on  the  southwest  side  of  the  land  granted  to  Captain 
Matthews  and  company,  and  is  in  breadth  upon  the  Palts 
river,  on  a  strait  line,  one  hundred  and  eighty-six  chains, 
being  part  of  the  land  formerly  possessed  by  Capt.  John 
Evans, 45 

March  6.  Petition  of  William  Peartree  and  others,  praying 
a  warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  and  lay  out 
for  them,  4,000  acres  or  thereabouts,  of  the  land  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 46 

March  7.  Petition  of  John  Barberie,  praying  a  patent  for 
2,000  acres  of  land,  beginning  on  the  west  side  of  Hud- 
son's river,  at  the  south  bounds  of  the  Paltz  patent,  and 
runs  along  said  river,  on  a  strait  line  southerly  one  hun- 
dred chains,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  with 47 

March  7.  Warrant  to  the  attorney  general,  for  the  draught- 
ing of  letters  patent,  pursuant  to  the  foregoing  petition, . .     47 

March  7.  Petition  of  Jon.  Hasbroek  and  others,  freeholders  of 
the  town  of  the  New  Palts,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  pray- 
ing a  grant  and  confirmation  of  some  land  settled  and 


96  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  v. 

Page. 
1710.       improved  by  them,  and  recently  discovered   to  be  not 

included  in  their  patent, 48 

March  7.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  to  whom  the 
foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommending  that  the 
owners  of  the  adjoining  lands  be  heard  before  the  same 

is  granted, 48 

March  7.  Petition  of  Gerardus  Beekman  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  3,000  acres  of  land,  adjoining  the  land  of 
Wm.   Peartree   and   company,   being   part   of  the   land 

formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 49 

March  7.  Petition  of  Charles  Congreve,  for  600  acres,  out  of 

the  resumed  land,  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,     50 
March  13.  Petition  of  Joost  Paldinck,  for  600  acres  of  the 

vacant  land,  lying  in  the  High  lands, 51 

March  14.  Petition  of  Wm.  Anderson,  who  stands  seized  in 
right  of  his  wife,  being  one  of  the  heirs  of  Major  Nicholas 
DeMeyer,  late  of  the  city  of  New  York,  deceased,  of  two 
lots  of  land,  one  in  Queens  street  in  said  city,  the  other 
in  Harlem,  praying  a  patent  of  confirmation  for  the  same,  52 
March  14.  Petition  of  Chas.  Congreve,  praying  a  patent  for 
600  acres  of  land  granted  him  on  a  former  petition,  begin- 
ning at  the  Stony  point,  to  the  south  of  Marsler's  rock,  on 
the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  and  extends  south  along 

said  river  on  a  strait  line,  31  chains,  with 53 

The  bounds  of  Capt.  Congreve's  land, 53 

March  2 1 .  Petition  of  Robt.  Read  and  others,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  4,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  in  the  county  of 

Westchester,  with  bounds  of  the  land, 54 

March  23.  Petition  of  Thomas  Lawrence,  one  of  the  execu- 
tors of  the  last  will  and  testament  of  Thomas  Lawrence, 
deceased,  praying  a  warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to 
survey  four  lots  of  land,  lying  on  Hellgate  neck,  within 
the  bounds  of  Newtown,  in  Queens  county,  on  Long 

Island, 55 

March  24.  Petition  of  Obadiah  Hunt  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  2,500  acres  of  land,  granted  upon  a  former 
petition,  beginning  at  a  certain  small  brook,  called  Tent 
brook,  and  extends  along  the  said  brook  to  the  Palts 
river,  and  is  in  breadth  on  said  river,  on  the  north  and 
south  side  of  the  said  brook,  sixty  chains,  being  part  of 

the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 56 

March  24.  Petition  of  John  Thomas,  praying  a  grant  of 
2,000  acres  out  of  the  resumed  lands,  formerly  granted  to 

Capt.  John  Evans, 57 

March  24.  Petition  of  William  Provoost  and  others,  of  the 
city  of  New  York,  praying  a  grant  of  2,400  acres,  out  of 

the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 58 

March  24.  Petition  of  Dirck  Bensen,  praying  a  grant  of  1,000 
acres,  out  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 

Evans,  in  Ulster  county, 59 

March  24.  Petition  of  Abraham  DePeyster  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  grant  of  8,000  acres  of  resumed  lands,  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 60 


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Page. 
1710.  March  24.  Petition  of  Wm.  Bond,  for  a  grant  of  part  of  the 
resumed  lands,  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
lying  in  the  south  part  of  said  grant,  beginning  at  ye 
northernmost  bounds  of  Haverstraw ;  thence  running  over 
the  mountains  northwest,  till  a  due  east  line,  running 
down  to  Hudson's  river,  will  complete  600  acres  of  land,     01 

March  21.  Petition  of  Lancaster  Symes,  for  a  patent  of  con- 
firmation, for  two  small  houses  and  ground,  in  the  city  of 
New  York,  in  the  street  formerly  called  the  Cingle  street, 
now  called  the  Wall  street,  between  the  houses  and 
ground  late  of  Dirck  Smith  and  Joost  Kochuyt,  contain- 
ing in  breadth,  on  the  north  side  towards  said  street, 
three  rod  seven  feet  and  five  inches, 62 

March  21.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  to  whom  the 
foregoing  petition  was  referred, 62 

March  24.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Lancaster  Syrnes,  for  the 
premises  described  in  the  last  mentioned  petition, 62 

March  25.  Petition  of  Wm.  Glencross  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  3,000  acres  of  land,  promised  them  upon  a 
former  petition,  beginning  at  the  run  of  water,  on  the 
west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  to  the  southward  of  the  Old 
Man's  creek,  and  extends  along  Hudson's  river  to  the  said 
creek,  one  hundred  and  eighty  chains, '    63 

May  15.  Petition  of  Aert  Arrisen  and  others,  for  liberty  to 
erect  a  mill  on  their  land,  in  Kings  county,  at  or  near  a 
place  called  Jan  Martyn's  hook  or  Wallaboght, 64 

May  23.  Petition  of  John  Vanhorn  and  others,  owners  of 
property  fronting  the  harbour,  in  the  city  of  New  York, 
praying  that  the  dock  from  Burger's  path  to  Capt.  Theo- 
bald's slip,  fronting  their  lots,  may  be  erected,  and  made 
a  public  landing  place, 65 

Sept.  29.  Bounds  of  the  tract  of  land  in  the  manor  of  Living- 
ston, in  Dutchess  county,  on  ye  south  of  ye  river  called 
Roeloft  Jansen's  kill,  and  on  ye  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  conveyed  by  Robert  Livingston  to  Gov.  Hunter,  hi 
trust  for  her  majesty,  for  settling  ye  Palatines, 66 

[No  date.]  Memorial  of  the  inhabitants  of  Jamaica,  in  Queens 
county,  in  relation  to  their  meethig  house  and  land  belong- 
ing thereto,  of  which  they  have  been,  by  force  and  violence, 
dispossessed,  (2  copies,) 67-68 

Petition  of  Samuel  Bayard,  for  an  exclusive  right  of  ferry 
between  the  southermost  clifts  of  Tappaen  and  Ahasimus, 
the  same  to  run  from  a  place  called  Wiehake  to  New  York 
Island, 69 

Oct.  19.  Memorial  and  Petition  of  Nicholas  Bayard,  in  rela- 
tion to  a  certain  tract  of  land  called  Schohaars,  containing 
about  4,000  acres,  lying  in  the  Maques  country,  about  40 
miles  above  Albany,  near  or  adjoining  to  the  first  Indian 
castle,  purchased  under  a  special  license,  bearing  date  May 
16,  1694,  and  patented  in  1695,  which  patent  has  been 
since  vacated ;  praying  that  the  charges  may  be  refunded 
or  otherwise  that  the  former  patent  be  ratified  and  con- 
firmed,       70 

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1710.  Nov.  18.  Petition  of  the  trustees  of  Hempstead,  for  an  order 

to  run  out  the  line  between  that  town  and  Oysterbay, ...     71 

Nov.  23.  Petition  of  Margt.  Magregory,  widow  of  Patrick 
Magregory,  deceased,  praying  relief  in  relation  to  a  tract 
of  land  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  in  Orange 
county,  settled  by  her  husband  in  his  lifetime,  of  which 
she  was  dispossessed  some  time  since  by  Capt.  John  Evans,     72 

Letter  from  Saml.  Bayard  to  Mr.  Whileman,  deputy  secre- 
tary, requesting  a  copy  of  the  late  secretary  Matthew 
Clarkeson's  will,  together  with  the  contents,  limits  and 
boundaries  of  his  land  which  he  holds  by  patents,  either 
in  company  with  others  or  particular  to  himself,  also  copy 
of  a  patent  granted  by  Lord  Cornbury  to  John  Bronk,  at 
Katskil,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 73 

Nov.  27.  Petition  of  the  trustees  of  the  burrough  town  of 
West  Chester,  for  an  order  to  survey  and  lay  out  the  limits 
of  the  said  town  and  burrough,  and  such  of  ye  lines  of 
the  adjacent  patents  as  may  be  necessary  to  demonstrate 
the  claim  of  the  petitioners  and  the  encroachments  made 
thereon, V4 

Nov.  27.  Warrant  to  the  surveyor  general  to  survey  the 
,        bounds  of  West  Chester  as  above, 75 

Petition  of  Jacob  Rutsen  and  Cornelius  Coel,  in  behalf  of 
themselves  and  the  rest  of  the  inhabitants  of  Hurly,  for  a 
warrant  to  the  surveyor  general  to  run  the  division  line 
between  that  town  and  Marbletown,  and  also  to  lay  out 
the  other  lines  of  the  said  town  of  Hurly, 76 

Petition  of  John  Pearsall,  in  relation  to  the  surveying  of  a 
tract  of  meadow  ground  in  Queens  county,  about  which 
an  action  of  ejectment  brought  by  Robert  Blackwell,  the 
lessor,  is  now  pending  against  the  petitioner, 77 

Petition  of  James  Fitchie,  for  a  grant  of  ten  acres  of  land, 
which  he  has  settled  and  improved  on  Staten  Island,. . . .     78 

Petition  of  Roger  Mompesson,  on  behalf  of  himself  and  his 
son,  Pinhorne  Mompesson,  praying  a  patent  for  1,000 
acres  of  land,  lying  upon  Murtherer's  creek,  about  8  Eng- 
lish miles  from  Hudson's  river,  being  part  of  the  land 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (see  page  35,)  ...      79 

Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council,  upon 
the  foregoing  petition, 80 

Petition  of  Robert  Livingston,  junr.,  and  John  Schuyler,  for 
a  grant  of  800  acres  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to 
Godvredus  Dalleus,  two  hundred  acres  thereof  to  be  laid 
out  at  Fort  Nicholson,  two  hundred  acres  on  the  road  of 
the  carrying  place  in  the  swamp,  two  hundred  acres  on 
the  east  side  of  the  carrying  place,  on  both  sides  of  the 
wood  creek,  and  the  remaining  two  hundred  acres  on  both 
sides  of  the  wood  creek  at  Fort  Ann,  all  on  the  east  side 
of  Hudson's  river, 81 

March  9.  Inquisition  of  the  sherhT  of  New  York,  stating 
what  property  George  Sydenham  and  wife  are  possessed 

of, 83 

1711.  March  29.  Warrant  to  the  attorney  general,  for  a  patent  to 


vol.  v.]  LAND  PAPERS.  99 

Page. 

1711.  Mindert  Scutt,  for  a  certain  parcel  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  at  Saw- 
yer's creek,  containing  308  acres, 84 

April  25.  Petition  of  Daniel  Van  Olinda,  of  the  county  of 
Albany,  for  a  warrant  to  the  attorney  general,  to  prepare 
letters  patent  for  a  tract  of  woodland  in  said  county, 
called  by  the  Indians  Dewaethoeiacocks,  being  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Maquase  river,  bounded  on  the  north  by 
Colo.  Renselaer's  patent,  to  the  west  by  Peter  Hendrick 
De  Haes,  easterly  along  the  said  river  by  the  Kahoos  or 
great  falls,  containing  400  acres,  more  or  less, 85 

Sept.  13.  Petition  of  John  Parcell,  for  a  warrant  directing 
the  surveyor  general  to  survey  and  lay  out  ye  limits  of 
his  land  in  New  Town,  in  Queens  county,  upon  Long 
Island,  according  to  his  antient  patent,  and  such  other  of 
ye  adjacent  patents  as  may  be  necessary  to  demonstrate 
his  claim  and  ye  encroachments  made  thereon, 88 

1712.  Jan.  17.  Petition  of  Samuel  Staats,  of  the  city  of  New  York, 

praying  a  grant  of  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land  in  the 
county  of  Orange,  beginning  along  the  river  side  at  a 
place  called  the  Poeploops  kill,  to  the  Princes  fall,  and 
back  into  the  woods  from  the  said  fall  on  a  N.  W.  line  to 
the  foot  of  the  high  mountains,  and  thence  along  the  said 
hills,  and  then  with  a  S.  E.  line  out  of  the  woods  to  the 
said  Poeploop's  kill,  with 87 

Jan.  24.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
in  relation  to  the  foregoing  petition,  and S7 

March  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land 
in  Orange  county,  beginning  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  against  Anthony's  nose,  at  ye  mouth  of  a  small 
runlet  called  by  the  Indians  Ass  in  napaink,  then  up  Hud- 
son's river  as  it  runs,  two  hundred  chains  which  is  about 
4  chains  north  of  Princes  falls,  together  with  a  small 
rocky  isle  and  a  small  piece  of  boggy  meadow  called  John 
cantton  huck,  containing  in  all  400  acres  ;  also  a  small  slip 
of  land  4  chains  broad  on  each  side  of  a  fall  of  water  that 
falls  into  a  small  rnn  that  comes  into  Hudson's  river,  just 
below  ye  meadow  at  ye  said  John  cantonhuck,  surveyed 
for  Dr.  Samuel  Stats,  by  Wm.  Bond,  dep.  surveyor, 87 

April  7.  Petition  of  Augustin  Graham  and  Alexander  Griggs, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
being  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,  now  vacated  and  resumed,  lying  at  the  Old  man's 
kill, 88 

May  8.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
upon  the  foregoing  petition, 89 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  George  Clarke  and  Leonard  Lewis, 
for  license  to  pui'chase  3,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in 
Dutchess  Co., 90 

April  24.  License  to  George  Clarke  and  Leonard  Lewis,  to 
purchase  3,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  in  Dutchess  county,     91 

April  25.  Petition  of  Nath :  Britton  and  others,  freeholders 
in  the  county  of  Richmond,  praying  not  to  be  disturbed 


100  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  v. 

Page. 
]  712.       in  the   possession  of  their   ancient   patents,  by  adverse 

grants, 92 

May  1.  Petition  of  Jacob  Rutzen,  of  the  county  of  Ulster, 
praying  a  patent  to  include  several  tracts  of  land  in  said 
county,  of  which  he  is  at  present  possessed, 93 

May  1.  Petition  of  Sebringth  Brewer,  owner  of  half  of  a 
hook  of  land,  lying  at  a  place  called  Gowanos,  in  ye 
township  of  Brookland,  in  Kings  county,  for  a  warrant  to 
survey  and  lay  out  ye  limits  of  said  land,  according  to  his 
antient  patent  and  conveyances  thereof;  as  likewise  the 
land  of  Nicholas  Brewer,  adjoining  thereto,  and  such 
other  of  the  adjacent  patents  as  may  be  necessary  to 
demonstrate  the  petitioner's  claim,  and  the  encroachments 
made  thereon, 94 

May  6.  Petition  of  Henry  Wileman  and  Henry  Van  Bael, 
for  3,000  acres  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,  since  vacated  and  resumed, 95 

June  30.  Certificate  of  the  land  board,  for  3,000  acres  of 
land  to  Henry  Wileman  and  Henry  Van  Bael,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  on  the  east  side  of  Paltz  river,  begin- 
ning at  the  southwest  corner  of  the  land  of  Rip  Van 
Dam  &  Co., 97 

May  14.  Petition  of  Harmen  Jorise,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
certain  parcel  of  land,  situate  on  ye  north  side  of  Staten 
Island,  containing  about  40  acres,  and  4  acres  of  salt 
meadow,  with  a  messuage  or  tenement  thereon  standing,     99 

May  3.  Petition  of  William  Bond,  for  a  grant  of  600  acres 
of  land  adjoining  John  Barberie's,  on  Hudson's  river,  in 
Ulster  county,  being  part  of  Capt.  John  Evans'  patent, 
now  vacated  and  resumed,  with 1 00 

May  13.  Report  of  S.  Staats  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  also 100 

May  15.  Warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  lay  out  for 
Wm.  Bond,  the  land  prayed  for  in  the  above  petition, 
and 100 

June.  Description  of  a  survey  of  600  acres  of  land,  on  the 
west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  in  Ulster  county,  laid  out  for 
Wm.  Bond,  Aug:  Graham,  sur.  genl.,  [with  draught,].. .    100 

May  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  154  acres  of  land,  on 
Staten  Island,  beginning  by  the  water  side  of  Phillip 
Welles,  laid  out  for  Lambert  Jansen  Dortland,  by  Aug : 
Graham,  survr.  genl., 101 

May  30.  Petition  of  John  Macklain  and  Richard  Winfield, 
praying  patents  for  their  lands,  in  Ulster  county,  being 
part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  102 

May  31.  Memorial  of  Derrick  Johnson  Hogheland,  for  3,400 
acres  of  land,  in  Kings  county,  which  is  unjustly  detained 
from  him,  by  several  of  the  inhabitants  of  said  county,. .    102 

June  5.  Petition  of  Hugo  ffrere  and  others,  for  2,000  acres 
of  land,  near  adjoining  to  the.Pults  line,  at  a  place  called 
the  Platte  kill,  (Ulster  Co.,) 103 

June  5.  Petition  of  Jacob  Ruttsen,  of  the  county  of  Ulster, 


vol.  v.]  LAND  PAPERS.  101 

Pago. 
1712.       for  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land  of  said  county,  near  the 

land  of  which  he  is  already  possessed, 104 

June  5.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommend- 
ing that  it  be  granted, 104 

June  5.  Petition  of  John  Ruttsen  and  Jacob  Bruyn,  of  the 
county  of  Ulster,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  company, 
for  3,000  acres  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,  lying  contiguous  to  their  improved  lands,  in  said 
county, 105 

June  5.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommend- 
ing that  the  same  be  granted, 105 

June  6.  Petition  of  Win.  Bond,  for  a  warrant  to  the  attorney 
general,  to  draught  letters  patent,  for  600  acres  of  land  in 
the  county,  granted  him  upon  a  former  petition, 106 

Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the 
north  side  of  the  Maquaes  river,  beginning  at  a  small  creek 
which  runs  into  said  river,  called  Dadanascarie,  and 
extends  down  the  said  river  on  a  straight  line  one  hun- 
dred chains ;  then  north  and  west  into  ye  woods  two 
hundred  chains,  laid  out  for  Hendrick  and  Hans  Hansen, 
pursuant  to  warrant,  dated  23  October,  1712, 106 

June  10.  Petition  of  Henry  Wilenian  and  Henry  Van  Bael, 
praying  a  warrant  to  the  attorney  general,  to  draught 
letters  patents,  for  3,000  acres  of  land  in  Ulster  county, 
granted  them  on  a  former  petition,  being  part  of  the  lands 
formerly  patented  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (see  page  95,). .    107 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Thomas  Dongan  and  Walter  Dongan, 
for  warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  and  lay  out 
several  tracts  of  land,  on  Staten  Island,  formerly  the 
estate  of  the  late  Earl  of  Lymerick, 108 

June  10.  Petition  of  Jacob  Rutsen,  of  the  county  of  Ulster, 
r  for  a  warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  and  lay 
out  2,000  acres  of  land,  adjacent  to  his  present  possessions, 
in  said  county, 109 

June  10.  Petition  of  John  Macklain  and  Richard  Winfield, 
for  a  warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  and  lay 
out  some  small  tracts  of  lands  on  which  they  now  live,  in 
ye  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  resumed  lands  of 
Capt.  Evans, 110 

June  5.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  a  former  petition,  of  Macklain  and  Winfield,  was 
referred,  recommending  that  the  same  be  granted,  (see 
page  102,) Ill 

June  12.  Warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  and  lay 
out  the  above  mentioned  land, 112 

June  12.  Petition   of  Peter   Johnson,  for   a   grant   of  500  ■ 
acres  of  land,  lying  to  the  northward  of  a  small  run  of 
water,  which  runs  into  Hudson's  river,  to  the  southward 
of  the  Dance  Chamber,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 113 


102  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  v. 

Pago. 

1712.  June  16.  Report  of  committee  of  council,  in  favor  of  the 

above, 113 

June  10.  Petition  of  John  Rutsen  and  Jacob  Bruyne,  of  the 
county  of  Ulster,  for  a  warrant  to  the  surveyor  general, 
to  survey  and  lay  out  3,000  acres  of  the  resumed  lands  of 
Capt.  John  Evans,  lying  to  the  southward  of  John  Mack- 
lain,  to  the  west  of  Capt.  Matthews,  and  to  the  northward 
of  William  Peartree's,  which  was  granted  them  on  a 
former  petition,  with Ill 

June  10.  Certificate  of  the  land  board  for  said  land,  and. ...   114 

June.  Description  of  a  survey  of  3,510  acres  of  land,  in 
Ulster  county,  called  Shawongunge ;  together  with  a 
small  slip,  containing  200  acres,  laid  out  for  John  Rutsen, 
by  Aug  :  Graham,  survr.  genl.,  [with  draught,] 114 

June  13.  Petition  of  John  Rutsen  and  Jacob  Bruyn,  for  a 
warrant  to  the  attorney  general,  to  draught  letters  patent 
for  the  same, 115 

June  16.  Warrant  to  the  attorney  general  for  a  patent  to 
John  Rutsen  and  Jacob  Bruyn  for  the  same,  (2  copies,) . .    116 

[No  date.]  Description  of  the  bounds  of  land,  of  the  John 
Macklaine, 116 

June  16.  Petition  of  Harmen  Jorise,  for  a  warrant  to  the 
surveyor  general  to  survey  and  lay  out  40  acres  of  land 
and  4  acres  of  meadow,  on  the  north  side  of  Staten  Is- 
land, granted  him  on  a  former  petition, 117 

May  22.  Warrant  to  the  attorney-general  to  prepare  a  patent 
to  Harmen  Jorise, 118 

June  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  small  gore  of  land  on 
the  north  side  of  Staten  Island,  in  breadth  on  the  north 
by  the  water  side  45  rods,  and  runs  into  the  woods  by 
the  line  of  the  lots  formerly  laid  out  for  Jno.  Lee  and  An- 
nonias  Turner,  containing  about  31  acres,  also  4  acres  of 
meadow  near  John  Tunisson's  neck,  laid  out  for  Harmen 
Jorisen  by  Aug.  Graham,  surveyor  general,  [with  draught,]  119 

June  21.  Certificate  of  the  land  board  for  the  land  above 
described, 120 

June  24.  Petition  of  Mark  Dusachoy  of  Staten  Island,  for 
two  lots  of  vacant  land  on  said  island,  containing  about 
80  acres  each,  lying  contiguous  to  the  land  on  which  he 
now  resides,  being  bounded  on  the  north  by  the  water 
side,  together  with  meadow  proportionate  to  be  laid  out 
on  the  southwest  side  of  Daniel's  neck, 120 

Sept.  Petition  of  several  of  the  freeholders  in  the  county 
of  Richmond,  praying  not  to  be  disturbed  in  the  posses- 
sion of  their  lands  by  adverse  grants,  (see  jmge  92,) 121 

Sept.  18.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Hansen  of  the  city  of  Al- 
bany, praying  a  patent  for  about  100  acres  of  lowland 
lying  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohoggs  river,  beginning 
right  over  against  the  creek  called  Tinnondargece  creek, 
thence  westward  along  the  north  side  of  said  river  to  Da- 
denoscarrie  creek  and  back  into  the  woods, 121 

Sept.   27.  Memorial  of  Thomas   Byerly  in   relation  to  the 


vol.  v.]  LAND  PAPERS.  103 

Page. 

1712.  patents  for  lands  granted  by  the  several  governors,  and 
the  quit  rents  of  the  same, 123 

Oct.  8.  Indian  deed  to  George  Clarke  and  Leonard  Lewis 
for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  Dutchess  county,  to  the  north 
of  the  land  of  Runabout,  Van  Cortland,  &c,  at  a  place 
called  Matapan,  to  the  south  side  thereof,  bounded  on  the 
west  by  John  Casperses  creek, 124 

Oct.  15.  Petition  of  David  Provoost,  junior,  for  a  warrant 
to  the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  and  lay  out  a  certain 
tract  of  land  patented  to  him  in  company  with  John  De 
Peyster  and  others  by  Gov.  Nanfan,  lying  and  being  in 
county  of  Ulster,  "boundeth,  on  the  north  by  the  corpora- 
tion line  of  Kingstown,  south  to  that  of  John  Evance, 
east  to  Hudson's  river,  and  Avesterly  to  the  limits  of  the 
Paltz,"  he  being  now  the  only  surviving  patentee, 124 

Oct.  20.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council 
upon  the  petition  of  Hendrick  Hansen  of  Albany,  submit- 
ting that  the  same  may  be  safely  granted,  {see  page  121,)  125 

Oct.  23.  Petition  of  Richard  Merrell,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  certain  tract  of  land  on  Staten  Island  granted  him  in 
1697,  lying  on  both  sides  of  a  certain  creek,  on  which  he 
has  built  a  mill, 125 

1713.  April  2.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council 

to  whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  submitting 

that  the  same  may  be  safely  granted, 125 

1712.  Oct.  23.  Warrant  for  the  surveying  of  a  tract  of  land  on  ye 
north  side  of  ye  Mohawks  river  for  Hendrick  Hansen, 
{seepages  121  and  125,) 125 

Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land  upon  the  Mo- 
hacks  river,  laid  out  for  Hendrick  Hansen  by  Aug :  Gra- 
ham, surveyor  general,  {seepage  106,)  with 126 

Description  of  a  subdivision  of  the  same,  equally  between 
Hendrick  and  Hans  Hensen, 126 

Oct.  23.  Warrant  for  the  surveying  of  a  tract  of  land  for 
David  Provoost,  {see  page  124,) 127 

Petition  of  Peter  McGregor,  praying  a  patent  for  a  small 
tract  of  land  in  Ulster  county,  assigned  to  him  by  Laird 
of  Manivard  and  Major  McGregory,  out  of  the  lands  on 
which  they  settled,  and  afterwards  held  by  the  petitioner 
imder  a  lease  from  Capt.  Jno.  Evans, 128 

Nov.  15.  Petition  of  the  same  for  the  same,  describing  the 
lands  as  follows :  "  All  that  the  hill  and  land  whereon 
the  petitioner  lives  encompassed  with  a  swamp,  beginning 
where  one  Collum  then  lately  lived,  and  so  running  along 
a  swamp  next  the  land  on  the  one  side,  down  to  Hudson's 
river  on  ye  other  side,  bounded  by  the  said  river  on  the 

•  third  side  beginning  at  the  end  of  said  swamp,  and  run- 
ning to  ye  foot  of  ye  upland  till  it  comes  to  said  Hudson's 
river,  excluding  ye  morass," 128 

Oct.  2.  Order  of  the  court  of  chancery,  directing  a  survey 
to  be  made  of  the  lands  in  dispute  between  Thomas  Lau- 
rence and  William  Hallett  and  others, 129 

Dec.  5.  Report  of  a  survey  of  Van  Harlem's  lott,  and  the 


104  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  r. 

Page. 
1712         lot  next  adjoining  called  Adrian  Dircksen's  lot,  pursuant 
to  the  foregoing  order.     Pieter  Corteyou,  surveyor,  [with 

draught,] 130 

1713.  Jan.  6.  License  to  Solomon  Davis,  to  purchase  1,000  acres 
of  land  in  ye  western  division  of  ye  province  of  New 
Jersey, 131 

Feb.  5.  Petition  of  Robert  Black  well,  for  an  order  to  the 
surveyor  general  to  survey  his  land  on  Long  Island,  and 
also  the  land  of  John  Parcell  which  adjoins  thereto,  and 
such  other  of  the  neighbouring  patents  as  may  be  neces- 
sary to  demonstrate  his  claim,  {seepage  86,)  with 132 

Feb.  29.  Warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  pursuant  to  the* 
prayer  of  the  foregoing  petition, 132 

Feb.  9.  Petition  of  Thomas  Clark,  for  a  patent  of  confirma- 
tion for  a  part  of  the  wharf  and  dock  fronting  the  river 
against  his  land  on  the  east  side  of  the  slip  at  the  end  of 
"Wall  street,  whereof  he  stands  seized  by  a  grant  from  the 
corporation  of  the  city  of  New  York  in  1692,  and  an- 
other part  of  said  wharf  adjoining  thereunto  on  the  east 
side,  granted  to  him  and  Capt.  Ebenezer  Willson,  by  the 
said  corporation  in  1694,  which  together,  make  in  length 
along  the  river  or  harbour  81  feet,  with  the  privilege  of 
loading  and  unloading  goods,  &c,  on  the  same,  by  the 
name  of  Hunter's  key, 136 

April  2.  Warrant  to  the  attorney  general  to  prepare  letters 
patent  for  John  Belue  and  John  Dove  of  Staten  Island, 
to  keep  a  ferry  at  a  place  called  the  Sand  Bay  to  run  from 
thence  to  New  York,  Long  Island  and  other  adjacent 
places, 137 

April  2.  Petition  of  Mangle  Johnson  Roll  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  2,000  each,  out  of  a  tract  of  land  pur- 
chased by  John  Mangle  (their  ancestor)  of  the  Indians 
lying  at  Canastigione,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
other  side  of  the  river,  beginning  at  the  upper  end  of 
Rick  Claesen  land,  and  stretches  along  the  river  over  a 
certain  creek  called  Orskondaraogos, 138 

April  9.  Petition  of  Elias  Boudinott  of  ye  city  of  New  York 
for  a  warrant  to  the  surveyor  general  to  survey  and  lay 
out  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  Kings  county,  according  to 
his  patent,  and  for  ye  better  demonstration  of  his  bounda- 
ries, to  survey  the  limits  and  bounds  of  Flattbush,  Bush- 
wick  and  Brookland,  and  such  other  of  the  adjoining 
patent  as  may  be  necessary, 139 

April  13.  Petition  of  Leonard  Lewis  and  John  Cruger,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  Dutchess  county,  {see 
page  124,)  140 

April  13.  License  to  Elisha  Parker  and  Adam  Hude,  of 
Woodbridge,  N.  J.,  to  purchase  2,000  acres  of  land  in  said 
province  from  the  Indians,  in  virtue  of  a  deed  from  William 
Robinson,    141 

April  30.  Warrant  to  the  surveyor  general  to  survey  and  lay 
out,  for  the  Germans  at  Quasseck  creek  in  ye  county  of 


vol.  v.]  LAND  PAPERS,  105 

Page. 
1713.        Ulster,  such  quantity  of  lands  as  they  have  petitioned  for, 

in  distinct  parcels  to  each, 142 

May  8.  Petition  of  Bartholomew  ffeurt,  of  the  city  of  New 
York,  for  a  warrant  to  the  attorney  general  to  prepare 
letters  patent  for  a  lot  of  ground  in  said  city,  on  the  south 
side  of  Queens  street,  extending  to  the  river,  .    143 

May  27.  Petition  of  Samuel  Bayard  in  relation  to  the  tract 
of  land  granted  to  his  father  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
called  by  the  natives  Scohaare,  {seepage  70,)  144 

May  28.  Warrant  to  the  attorney  general  for  a  patent  to 
Bartholomew  ffeurt,  of  the  city  of  New  York,  for  a  lot 
of  ground  in  Queens  street,  in  said  city,  {seepage  143,) . .   145 

June  18.  Petition  of  Jacob  Paitsen,  of  ye  county  of  Ulster, 
praying  a  patent  for  several  tracts  of  land  formerly  granted 
and  conveyed  to  him,  and  2,000  acres  of  vacant  and  unap- 
propriated land  contiguous  thereto, 146 

June  18.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Jacob  Rutsen,  for  the  last 
mentioned  land, 146 

Copy  of  the  boundaries  of  a  certain  parcel  of  vacant  land 
and  meadow  ground  lately  granted  by  patent  to  Col. 
Jacob  Rutsen,  lying  on  the  north  side  of  the  Walls  or 
Paltz  creek,  contiguous  and  adjoining  to  his  land  called 
Guilford, _ 146 

June  12.  Map  of  a  tract  of  land  adjoining  Knightsfield,  sur- 
veyed for  Col.  Jacob  Rutsen,  Win.  Bond,  deputy  surveyor, 
(Wawarsing,  Ulster  county,)  147 

1712.  June  12.  Map  of  1,165  acres  of  land,  lying  and  being  in  the 

county  of  Ulster,  contiguous  and  adjoining  to  a  certain 
tract  of  land  on  the  Palts  river,  belonging  to  Col.  Jacob 
Rutsen,  known  by  the  .name  of  Guilford,  (New  Paltz, 
Ulster  county,) 148 

[No  date.]  Draft  of  831  acres  of  land  within  the  purchase 
of  Jacob  Rutsen,  in  Ulster  county,  by  Wm.  Bond, 150 

Description  of  the  boundaries  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  laid 
out  for  Col.  Jacob  Ruttsen,  lying  contiguous  and  adjoin- 
ing to  his  land  on  the  Paltz  river,  called  Guilford,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  as  also  another  tract  of  land  in  the  said 
county,  lying  within  the  purchase  of  s'd  Jacob  Ruttsen, 
containing,  in  all,  3,090  acres, 151 

1713.  June  11.  Petition  of  Solomon  Du  Bois  and  Lewis  Du  Bois, 

of  ye  county  of  Ulster,  for  a  grant  of  2,000  acres  of  the 
resumed  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,. ...    153 

June  16.  Letter  from  Gov.  Hunter,  in  relation  to  the  license 
for  an  Indian  purchase,  in  ye  names  of  Col.  Cox,  Mr. 
Gardner,  &c,  and  the  caveat  entered  against  it,  by  Col. 
Morris, 154 

April  30.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  Richard  Merrell,  for  a  cer- 
tain tract  of  land  on  Staten  Island,  lying  upon  both  sides 
of  a  creek,  (see  page  1 25,) 155 

June  23.  Description  of  a  survey  of  37  acres  of  land  on  Sta- 
ten Island,  laid  out  for  Richard  Merrell,  by  Aug :  Graham, 
surveyor  general,  [with  draught,]   156 

Jane  25.  Petition  of  Archibald  Kennedy  and  Oliver  Bayly, 
14 


106  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  v. 

Page. 
1713.        praying  a  grant  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  out  of  the  resumed  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 

John  Evans,  with 157 

June  27.  Report  of  P.  Schuyler  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred,  submitting  that  the  prayer 
thereof  may  be  safely  granted, 157 

June  29.  Certificate  to  the  minister,  churchwardens  and  ves- 
try of  Saint  Andrews,  in  the  county  of  Richmond,  for  the 
stone  church,  called  St.  Andrew,  and  the  tenement  and 
lot  of  ground  whereon  it  is  built,  situate  and  being  on 
Karles  neck,  at  the  head  of  Fresh  kill,  with 158 

Description  of  the  bounds  and  measure  of  said  property,. . .   158 

June  29.  Petition  of  Johannis  Veder,  of  ye  county  of  Albany, 
for  license  to  purchase  60  acres  of  vacant  land,  lying 
behind  ye  meadow  lands  of  Schonectady,  with 159 

July  6.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  submitting 
that  the  same  may  be  safely  granted, 159 

July  17.  License  to  Johannis  Veder,  to  purchase  the  land 
mentioned  in  the  last  petition, 160 

July  2.  Petition  of  Matthias  De  Mott,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
tract  of  land  in  Ulster  county,  called  Maskack,  near  Sho- 
wangungh,  containing  710  acres, 161 

July  6.  Warrant  for  letters  patent  to  Richard  Merrell,  for  a 
tract  of  land  on  Staten  Island,  [see  page  155,) 162 

July  2.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Hansen,  of  ye  city  of  Albany, 
and  Hans  Hansen,  his  son,  praying  letters  patent  for  2,000 
acres  of  land,  on  the  north  side  of  ye  Mohocks  river,  laid 
out  for  them  pursuant  to  a  warrant  issued  upon  a  former 
petition,  [see  pages  106,  126,)  with 163 

July  6.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
1  to  whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  submitting 

that  the  same  may  be  safely  granted, 163 

July  17.  Warrant  for  the  draughting  of  letters  patent,  pur- 
suant to  the  prayer  of  the  last  petition, 164 

July  17.  Certificate  and  patent  to  Hendrick  and  Hans  Han- 
sen, for  the  same, 165 

July  8.  Petition  of  Lancaster  Symes,  praying  letters  patent 
for  a  certain  house  and  lot  of  ground  in  Dock  street,  in 
the  city  of  New  York,  with 166 

Oct.  1.  Warrant  for  letters  patent,  for  the  same, 166 

July  15.  Petition  of  Peter  Oblienis  and  others,  in  behalf  of 
themselves  and  the  rest  of  the  freeholders  and  inhabitants 
of  the  town  of  New  Harlem,  in  relation  to  a  suit  insti- 
tuted against  them  by  the  receiver  general,  "  for  great 
sums  pretended  to  be  due  from  the  said  inhabitants,  whilst 
they  held  under  the  duke  of  York," 167 

July  10.  Petition  of  Francis  Harrison  and  company,  praying 
for  a  patent  for  5,000  acres  of  land,   170 

July  17.  Petition  of  Henry  Holland,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
other  patentees  of  a  tract  of  land  above  Albany,  called 
Shenondohowah,  for  an  order  to  the  surveyor  general  to 
run  out  the  westerly  line  of  the  boundaries  of  one  Anthflny 


vol.  v.]  LAND  PAPERS.  107 

Pago. 

1713.  Van  Schayck's  land,  it  being  the  west  line  of  the  land  of 
said  petitioners,  (2  copies,) 171 

July  21.  Report  of  P.  Schuyler  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  submitted  that 

the  same  be  granted, 171-2 

Oct.  1.  Petition  of  Sam'l  Bayard,  in  relation  to  the  land  called 

Scohaare,  (see  pages  70,  144,) 173 

Petition  of  Richard  Merrell,  for  a  warrant  to  the  attorney 
general  to  prepare  a  draught  of  letters  patent  for  land  on 
Staten  Island,  (seepage  102,) 1  74 

April  1 8.  Letter  of  Richard  Merril,  in  relation  to  the  above  land,  174 

Bounds  of  Richard  MerriPs  land, 174 

Aug.  20.  Petition  of  Myndert  Schuyler  and  others,  for  a 
grant  of  500  acres,  out  of  the  vacant  land  lying  on  both 
sides  of  the  German's  creek,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  to 
the  northward  of  Col.  Raenslar's  line,  175 

Aug.  24.  Letter  from  Myndert  Schuyler  to  George  Clarke, 
to  obtain  an  order  for  the  surveying  of  Johannis  Vedder's 
grant  of  60  acres,  together  with  60  acres  which  the  Indians 
have  given  him,  in  addition  thereto,  (seepage  159,  etseq.,)  176 

Aug.  25.  Petition  of  Jacob  Hendrickse  Hasting,  of  the 
county  of  Richmond,  for  a  grant  of  20  acres  out  of  the 
vacant  land  adjoining  that  at  present  in  his  possession,  to 
make  up  the  quantity  of  165  acres,  which  he  is  entitled 
to  by  virtue  of  a  patent  granted  to  Thomas  Carhart,  with  178 

1714.  April  16.  Report  of  S.  Staats  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 

whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  submitting 
that  the  same  may  be  safely  granted, 178 

1713.  Aug.  27.  Petition  of  Isaac   De  Peyster  and   others,  for  a 

warrant  for  the  surveying  of  a  tract  of  land  purchased 
from  the  Indians  in  1672,  by  Jan  Hendrick  Van  Baal, 
lying  near  Schenectady,  by  ye  kill  or  creek  called  by  ye 
Indian  name  Tawalsoutha,  otherwise  ye  Norman's  kill, 
stretching  from  ye  sandy  hills  northwest  to  an  outhook  of 
land,  which  it  also  includes,  containing  in  length  and 
breadth,  on  both  sides  ye  kill,  all  the  land  as  it  lies  in  a 
square,  with 179 

1714.  April  16.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  coun- 

cil, to  whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  submit- 
ting that  the  same  be  granted, 179 

1713.  Sept.  25.  Petition  of  Andries  Coeymans,  of  the  county  of 
Albany,  for  a  warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  lay  out 
several  lots  in  the  city  of  Albany,  which  were  granted  to 
Andries  De  Vos,  his  grandfather, 180 

Oct.  1.  Petition  of  Samuel  Bayard,  for  an  enlargement  of 
the  order  referring  his  former  petition  to  a  committee  of 
council,  to  the  end  that  he  may  be  admitted  to  the  proofs 
and  allegations  in  said  petition  set  forth,  (see  page  173,)  181 

Oct.  5.  Petition  of  Wm.  Appell,  of  the  city  of  New  York, 
in  relation  to  a  lot  of  ground  in  said  city,  to  the  south  of 
Beavers  path,  between  the  fort  and  the  lot  of  Jan  Hevert- 
son,  stretching  on  the  north  side  along  Beavers  path,. ...   182 


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Page. 

1713.  Oct.  8.  Petition  of  Charles  Mott  and  others,  for  a  "warrant 

to  the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  and  lay  out  a  tract  of 
land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  granted  to  Michael  Haw- 
den  and  Daniel  Honan,  in  1696,  the  one  equal  undivided 
moiety  of  which  they  have  lately  purchased  from  the 
executors  of  Michael  Hawden,  deceased, 1 

Oct.  8.  Warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  the  land 
mentioned  in  the  foregoing  petition, 2 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Peter  Van  Brugh,  of  ye  city  of  Albany, 
for  license  to  purchase  600  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the 
Mohaeks  country, 3 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Lawrence  Claese  and  Hendrick  Vro- 
man,  for  license  to  purchase  400  acres  of  vacant  land, 
lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  ye  Norman's  creek, 
near  the  north  line  of  ye  Manor  of  Renselaerwick, 4 

Nov.  18.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the  counsel, 
upon  the  petition  of  Samuel  Bayard,  (see  vol.  5,  181,) . . .       5 

Nov.  19.  Petition  of  Robert  Livingston,  of  the  county  of 
Albany,  praying  a  confirmatory  patent  for  the  Manor  of 
Livingston,  with  the  privilege  that  the  freeholders  of  said 
manor  may  elect  and  return  one  deputy  or  representative 
to  sit  in  the  General  Assembly, 6 

Petition  of  Francis  Harrison  and  others,  for  a  warrant  to 
the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  5,000  acres  out  of  the 
resumed  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  with       8 

Nov.  23.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recommend- 
ing that  the  same  be  granted,  and 8 

1714.  April  10.  Warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  and 

lay  out  the  said  land, 8 

Form  of  a  grant  of  a  township,  (no  place,) 9 

March  24.  Petition  of  Jonathan  Whitehead,  John  Smith  and 
Joseph  Sackett,  justices  of  the  peace,  in  Queens  county, 
praying  the  renewal  of  an  order  of  council  concerning 
the  boimds  of  Newtown, 10 


vol.  vi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  109 

Page. 
1714.  April  3.  Petition  of  Johannes  Schuyler,  of  ye  city  of  Albany, 
for  2,000  acres  of  the  resumed  land  of  Domine  Delius,  in 
the  county  of  Albany, 11 

April  9.  Petition  of  Adam  Vrooman,  of  Schenectady,  for  a 
license  to  purchase  340  acres  of  land  adjoining  upon  the 
small  creek  that  runs  from  the  hills  into  Scohare  river,  on 
the  northeast  side  thereof,  on  the  southeast  side  it  is 
bounded  by  Schohaare  river,  and  on  the  southwest  side 
and  northwest  side  by  the  hills  called  Onitstagrawae, 12 

April  10.  License  to  Adam  Vrooman,  to  purchase  the  land 
last  mentioned, 13 

April  10.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Adam  Vrooman,  for  the 
same, 14 

April  10.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Johannis  Vedder,  of  ye 
county  of  Albany,  for  a  small  tract  of  vacant  land,  con- 
taining 120  acres,  lying  behind  ye  meadow  land  of  Sche- 
nectady, beginning  about  600  yards  south  of  Poenties  kill,     15 

1713.  May  15.  Petition  of  Cornelis  Van  Texell  and  others,  the 

children  and  heirs  of  Jan  Cornelis  Van  Texel,  deceased, 
for  a  warrant  of  survey  to  lay  out  on  Long  Island,  a  tract 
of  land  called  Crap  meadow, 16 

1714.  April  16.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 

to  whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  submitting 
that  the  same  be  granted, 16 

April  1 9.  Answer  of  Anthony  van  Schaick,  of  Albany,  to  the 
petition  of  Henry  Holland,  (see  vol.  5, page  171,)  with.. .      17 

April  19.  Bounds  of  the  land  of  Anthony  Van  Schaick,  being 
to  the  north  and  above  the  town  of  Albany,  and  is  com- 
monly called  and  known  by  the  name  of  the  Half  Moon,     1 7 

April  22.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  Cornelis  Van  Texell  and 
others,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  called  Crap  meadow, 
situated  on  Long  Island,  in  Suffolk  county,  (see  page  16,)     18 

1713.  Nov.  18.   Petition   of  Myndert   Schuyler   and   others,   for 

license  to  purchase  500  acres  of  vacant  land,  lying  on 
both  sides  of  ye  Norman's  creek,  in  ye  county  of  Albany, 
to  ye  northward  of  Coll.  Renselaer's  line,  with 19 

1714.  April  16.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 

to  whom  the  same  was  referred,  submitting  that  license 

be  granted,  and . . . , 19 

April  22.  License  to  Myndert  Schuyler,  to  purchase  the  said 

land, 19 

1712.  June  10.  Petition  of  Hugo  ffrere  and  others,  of  New  Parts, 
in  ye  county  of  Ulster,  for  a  warrant  of  survey,  for  2,000 
acres  of  land,  near  or  adjoining  to  ye  Palts  line,  at  a  place 
called  ye  Piatt  kill,  (see  vol.  5,  p.  103,) 20 

June  12.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Hugo  ffrere,  for  the  last 

mentioned  land, 21 

1714.  May  3.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,200  acres  of  land,  lying 
about  six  miles  to  ye  westward  of  Hudson's  river,  on  both 
sides  of  ye  Piatt  kill,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid,  out  for 
Hugo  ffrere,  by  John  Beatty,  dep.  survr.,  [with  draught,]     22 

Petition  of  Stevanus  Groesbeck  and  John  Dunbar,  for  license 
to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land  and  meadow 


110  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vt. 


1714.  ground,  up  Schohare  creek,  about  one  English  mile  from 
the  Mohaques  castle,  on  the  same  side  of  the  creek  whereon 
the  said  castle  stands,  about  the  quantity  of  500  acres,.. .     23 

May  S.  Petition  of  Meyndert  Schuyler  and  others,  for  a  grant 
of  10,000  acres,  out  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to 
Nicholas  Bayard,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  and 
commonly  known  by  the  name  of  Scohare,  since  resumed 
by  an  act  of  assembly,  with 24 

May  25.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
submitting  that  the  same  be  granted  in  one  square  plot, 
on  u  or  either  or  both  sides  of  the  creek," 24 

June  3.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Meyndert  Schuyler  and 
others,  for  the  last  mentioned  land, 25 

May  28.  Petition  of  Abraham  Cuyler  and  others,  of  the  city  of 
Albany,  for  confirmation  of  a  gift,  from  the  native  owners 
of  the  land  at  Skohere,  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  there, 
lying  and  being  on  the  west  side  of  Sckoharie  creek, 
containing  in  length  by  the  said  creek,  about  one  mile, 
beginning  on  the  north  by  a  stone  mountain,  called  by 
the  natives  Onekeedsienos,  and  so  from  thence  up  the 
said  creek  to  a  certain  small  run  of  water,  called  Nets- 
taghcokaarawe   Caghsoone,  containing  in  breadth  from 

the  said  creek  into  the  woods,  one  mile,  with 26 

1710.  July  19.  Indian  deed  to  Abraham  Cuyler  and  others,  for  the 

same, 26 

1714.  June  10.  Petition  of  Sam:  Staets  and  Rip  Van  Dam,  for 
license  to  purchase  2,000  acres  each,  out  of  the  vacant 
land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  at  a  place  called  Foxes 
creek,  with 27 

Nov.  8.  Report  of  R.  "Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred,  submitting  that  license  be 
granted, 27 

June  10.  Petition  of  Johannes  Vedder,  of  the  county  of 
Albany,  praying  a  patent  for  120  acres  of  land,  laid  out 
for  him  behind  ye  meadow  land  of  Schenectady,  beginning 
about  six  hundred  yards  to  ye  southward  of  a  kill  or 
creek,  known  by  the  name  of  Poenties  kill,  (see  vol.  5,  p. 
176,) 28 

June  12.  Certificate  of  land  board,  to  Johannes  Yedder,  for 
the  last  mentioned  land, 29 

June  12.  Warrant  for  the  draughting  of  letters  patent,  for 
the   same, 30 

June  12.  Petition  of  Eldert  Tymensen  and  Cornelius  Christi- 
ansen, of  ye  county  of  Albany,  for  license  to  purchase  600 
acres  of  vacant  land,  adjoining  their  farms,  at  a  place 
called  Rosendale,  near  Conestigione,  in  said  county,  with     31 

July  15.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred,  submitting  that  license 
be  granted, 31 

June  12.  Petition  of  Meyndert  Schuyler  and  others,  praying 
a  warrant  of  survey  for  500  acres  of  land,  lying  on  both 
sides  of  the  Norman's  kill,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  and 


vol.  vi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  Ill 

Page. 
1714.       called  in  the  Indian  language  Annachque,  beginning  to 

the  northward  of  Col.  Renselaer's  line,  {see  page  19,) ... .     32 

June  12.  "Warrant  of  survey  for  the  land  last  mentioned... . .     33 

July  12.  Petition  of  Adam  Vrooman,  of  Schenectady,  pray- 
ing for  600  acres  of  the  reserved  lands,  at  Schohare, 
beginning  at  a  small  run  of  water,  coming  from  a  white 
pine  swamp,  and  running  into  Schohare  river,  which  is 
the  westermost  bounds  thereof,  and  from  where  the  said 
run  comes  into  Schohare  river,  it  is  bounded  southerly  by 
said  river  as  it  runs,  until  it  comes  to  another  small  run 
of  water,  which  runs  on  the  northeast  part  of  the  hills 
called  Onitstagrawae,  and  is  the  easterly  bounds  thereof, 
{see  page  1 2,)  with 34 

August  23.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the 
council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred,  submitting  that 
a  patent  be  granted, 34 

August  26.  Warrant  for  the  draughting  of  letters  patent,  for 
Adam  Vrooman,  for  the  land  last  described, 36 

Sept.  5.  Clerk  of  ye  council!  and  secretaries  ffees,  &c,  about 
passing  ye  patent  for  Adam  Vrooman,  amounting  to  £13,     37 

June  16.  Warrant  to  the  attorney  general,  to  prepare  a  confir- 
mation for  John  Gardiner,  of  the  release  of  the  quit  rent  of 
Gardiner's  Island,  granted  by  Govt.  Lovelace,  (2  copies.)     33 

June  17.  Petition  of  George  Lockstadt,  on  behalf  of  him- 
self and  the  rest  of  the  Germans  settled  near  Quassaick 
creek,  upon  Hudson's  river,  praying  for  a  grant  of  a 
proportionable  quantity  of  meadow  ground,  out  of  that 
lying  vacant,  at  the  distance  of  an  English  mile  behind 
their  lots,  upon  the  west  side  of  the  river  aforesaid,  in 
Lister  county, 39 

[Xo  date.]  Petition  of  Phillip  Schuyler,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  tract  of  land,  conveyed  to  him  by  deed  of  gift,  from  the 
Maquas  Indians, 40 

June  1 7.  Petition  of  Phillip  Schuyler,  of  the  city  of  Albany, 
for  a  license  to  purchase  2,000  acres  of  land,  bounded 
north  by  a  piece  of  woodland,  belonging  to  Cornelius 
Switts ;  on  the  east  by  the  west  bounds  of  Cannistagajone, 
and  the  south  by  the  north  bounds  of  the  town  of  Schen- 
ectady,      41 

1711.  July  17.  Indian  deed  to  Phillip  Schuyler,  for  the  land  de- 
scribed in  the  last  petition, 42 

1714.  June  IS.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  was  referred  the  petition  of  Gysbert  Mereellis, 
of  Schenectady,  for  confirmation  of  lands,  recommending 
the  granting  of  the  same, 43 

June  23.  Certificate  of  land  board  to  Guysbert  Mereellis,  for 
a  certain  great  island  called  Joris  Aertse  Island,  in  ye 
Maquaes  river,  above  Schenectady,  between  Scotia  and  ye 
land  called  Claes  Graenen's  hoock,  containing  about  30 
acres ;  together  with  a  house  lot  in  ye  town  of  Schenec- 
tady, having  to  ye  north  and  west  the  High  street,  being 
a  corner  lot ;  as  also  all  these  small  islands  which  he  about 
the  said  great  island,  in  the  boght  or  bay,  between  the 


112  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vi. 

Page. 
1714.  hook  aforesaid  and  Scotia,  on  ye  north  side  of  said  river, 
excepting  only  two  islands  within  the  said  bounds,  one 
whereof  is  called  Cruisbesse  Island,  and  ye  other  Spiten- 
divel ;  and  6  acres  of  land  upon  ye  maine,  on  the  other 
side  of  the  river,  abutting  on  the  east  side  of  the  land 
called  Claes  Graenen's  land, 44 

June  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Gysbert  Marcellis,  for  the 
island  last  described, 45 

July  10.  Certificate  of  land  board  to  Francis  Harrison  and 
others,  for  certain  tract  of  land  in  Ulster  county,  bounded 
on  the  north  by  Andrew  flblk's  land,  and  ye  nine  German 
families,  on  the  west,  and  north  by  land  unsurveyed,  and 
on  the  east  by  Hudson's  river,  containing  5,000  acres, ...     48 

July  10.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Francis  Harrison  and  others, 
for  the  land  last  described, 49 

July  15.  Petition  of  Jannetie  Cregier,  widow,  praying  a 
patent  of  confirmation  for  a  tract  of  land  at  Cannastagione 
situate  between  two  creeks,  abutting  upon  the  Maquas 
river  over  against  Great  Island,  with  wood  land  opposite 
the  same  on  the  other  side  of  the  river, 50 

July  15.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  coun- 
cil, to  whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  recom- 
mending that  the  same  be  granted, 51 

Aug.  5.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  woodland  prayed  for  by 
Jannetie  Cregier,  in  the  last  mentioned  petition, 52 

Aug.  5.  Petition  of  Margaret  Mackgregory,  widow  of  Maj. 
Patrick  Mackgregory,  concerning  a  tract  of  land  at  the 
Murtherer's  creek  in  Ulster  county,  purchased  by  her  hus- 
band in  his  life  time,  under  a  license  from  Gov.  Dungan, 
praying  to  be  allowed  to  congregate  the  native  proprie- 
tors yet  remaining  alive  before  the  magistrates  of  that 
county,  and  other  christian  evidences  to  certify  the  limits 
of  said  land,  with 53 

Report  of  P.  Schuyler  and  others  of  the  council,  upon  the 
same, 53 

Aug.  5.  Petition  of  John,  Thomas  and  Walter  Dongan  and 
others,  for  2,000  acres  each  of  the  lands  formerly  patented 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  but  since  vacated  and  resumed, ...     54 

April  8.  Petition  of  Samuell  Babbington  of  the  city  of  Al- 
bany, praying  a  patent,  and  that  a  warrant  of  survey  may 
issue  in  order  thereto,  for  a  certain  flat  or  piece  of  plain 
land  lying  upon  the  south  side  of  the  Maquaes  river  about 
24  English  miles  above  ye  town  of  Schenectady,  common- 
ly called  and  known  by  the  name  of  Robert's  flat,  and  in 
ye  Indian  language  Stragrogoha,  stretching  from  the  said 
river  to  the  foot  path  over  the  Tuchtanvendase  hill,  to- 
gether with  an  island  in  the  said  river  over  against  the 
said  land,  all  of  which  was  purchased  from  the  native 
proprietors  by  Robert  Sanders,  through  whom  the  peti- 
tioner derives  his  title,  with, 55 

Aug.  1 9.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred  recommending  that  a 
warrant  be  issued  accordingly, 55 


vol.  vi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  113 

Page. 
1714.  Aug.  19.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  land  last  described, 56 

July  8.  Petition  of  George  Lockstadt,  on  behalf  of  himself 
and  the  rest  of  the  Germans  settled  near  Quassaick  creek 
upon  Hudson's  river,  praying  a  patent  for  the  land  laid 
out  for  them  in  ye  county  of  Ulster,  according  to  the  sev- 
eral allotments  expressed  in  the  survey  of  the  same,  with     57 

Oct.  20.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
upon  the  same,  and 57 

Aug.  12.  Order  of  council  for  a  patent  to  George  Lockstadt 
and  others,  for  the  same, 57 

1713.  Nov.  18.  Petition  of  Robert  Milward,  praying  that  1,500 

acres  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
may  be  surveyed  and  laid  out  for  him  pursuant  to  a  grant 
from  Gov.  Ingoldesby,  with 58 

1714.  Aug.  17.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  coun- 

cil, upon  the  same, 58 

Aug.  19.  Warrant  of  survey  for  1,500  acres  of  land  lying  in 
the  rear  of  the  land  laid  out  for  Francis  Harrison  &  Co., 
for  Robert  Milward, 59 

Draught  of  the  last  mentioned  land,  by  W.  Bond, 60 

July  29.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Seberingh,  for  a  grant  of  1,500 
acres  out  of  the  resumed  lands  in  the  counties  of  Ulster 
and  Orange,  with 61 

Aug.  17.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
upon  the  same, 61 

Aug.  19.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  last  mentioned  land,.  . .     62 

Aug.  25.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Van  Brunt,  for  a  grant  of 
1,500  acres  near  or  contiguous  to  the  lands  granted  Corne- 
lius Sebering,  with 63 

Sept.  9.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
upon  the  same,  and 63 

Sept.  9.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  same, 63 

Aug.  26.  Certificate  of  land  board  to  Adam  Vrooman,  for 
600  acres  of" land  at  Schohare,  (seepage  34,  et  seq.,) 64 

Aug.  3.  Petition  of  Andries  Coeymans  of  the  manor  of  Ren- 
selaarswyck,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  praying  a  confirma- 
tion of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  beginning  at  Peter  Bronks 
creek,  or  the  creek  of  Coxhacks,  including  the  same  on 
the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  thence  up  along  the  said 
river  to  about  the  middle  of  Jan  Ryersen's  Island,  to  a 
small  run  of  water,  thence  up  into  the  woods  west,  and  by 
north  12  miles,  being  the  north  bounds  of  said  land,  the 
southern  bounds  beginning  at  the  mouth  of  the  said  Peter 
Bronk's  creek,  up  the  same  as  it  runs  to  Coxhacks,  and 
thence  up  into  the  woods  due  west  until  it  makes  from 
the  mouth  of  said  creek  12  miles,  from  which  last  station  a 
straight  line  goes  to  the  west  end  of  the  north  bounds,  with     65 

Aug.  25.  Report  of  S.  Staats  and  others  of  the  council,  upon 
the   same, ■ •  •     65 

Aug.  26.  Warrant  for  a  patent  of  confirmation  to  Andries 
Coeymans  for  the  land  last  described, 66 

Sept.  7.  Clerk  of  ye  council  and  secretary's  fees  about  pass- 
ing ye  confirmation  for  Andries  Coeymans,  £6  11.6, 67 

15 


X14  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vi. 

Page. 
17 14.  Aug.  26.  Warrant  to  the  surveyor  general  to  lay  out  for 
Lewis  Morris  and  others,  5,000  acres  of  land  lying  on 
both  sides  of  Old  Man's  creek  in  Ulster  county,  near 
Hudson's  river  being  part  of  ye  lands  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans, 68 

Aug.  IV.  Petition  of  Dirick  Bensing,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  of  land  lying  between  the  south  limits  of  the  land 
granted  to  Doct.  Samuel  Staats,  and  the  south  side  of 
the  Dunder  Bergh,  being  part  of  the  resumed  lands  for- 
merly granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  with 69 

Aug.  17.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
upon  the  same,  and 69 

Sept.  9.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  same, 69 

Sept.  22.  Petition  of  Dirck  Wesselse,  for  license  to  purchase 
2,000  acres  out  of  a  tract  of  land  granted  in  1697  to  the 
petitioner  in  company  with  William  Pinhorne  and  others, 
but  since  vacated  and  resumed,  lying  upon  the  Mohaques 
river  above  a  place  commonly  known  by  the  name  of 
Orathbe,  beginning  from  a  place  called  by  the  natives 
Owwendroen, 70 

Sept.  22.  Petition  of  Evert  Bancker,  for  license  to  purchase 
2,000  acres  out  of  the  tract  of  land  last  described, 71 

Sept.  28.  Petition  of  Peter  Livingston  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  6,000  acres  of  land  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohoggs  river  about  a  mile  and  a  half  above  Fort  Hun- 
ter, beginning  at  a  creek  called  Oghrachkee,  stretching 
along  the  river  westward,  to  a  place  called  by  ye  natives 
Tepitsaghrove,  being  a  small  stony  hill  that  comes  into 
the  river, 72 

Oct.  17.  Petition  of  Samuel  Staats,  for  two  several  war- 
rants of  survey  for  two  tracts  of  land,  one  lying  on  ye 
west  side  of  Hudson's  river  in  ye  county  of  Albany  over 
against  Claverack,  extending  along  the  shore  of  the  said 
river  north  and  south  fromye  land  of  Peter  Broncks  to 
ye  meadows  by  ye  corner  or  neck  of  ye  main  land  lying 
behind  Barents  Island  called  Mackawameck,  and  running 
in  breadth  westerly  into  the  woodland  to  Katts  kill  road 
or  path  ;  which  land  was  called  Loonenburgh ;  the  other 
lying  on  Hudson's  river  in  Dutchess  county,  and  called 
by  ye  Indians  Eaquaquanessinck,  with 73 

Oct  7.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  the  land  known  as  Loonen- 
burgh, and  such  of  the  adjoining  patents  as  may  be 
necessary,  to  demonstrate  the  encroachments  thereon, ...     73 

Oct.  21.  Petition  of  Robert  Mil  ward,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
tract  of  land,  surveyed  and  laid  out  for  him,  pursuant  to 
a  warrant  issued  upon  a  former  petition,  the  return 
whereof  is  hereunto  annexed,  {see  page  58,  et  seq.,) 74 

Oct.  16.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,500  acres  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  on  ye  west  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
being  part  of  the  resumed  lands  of  Capt.  John  Evans, 
adjoining  on  the  north  side  to  the  land  of  Francis  Harri- 
son &  Co.,  laid  out  for  Robert  Milward,  by  Wm.  Bond, 
dep.  survr.,  [with  draught,]  and 74 


vol.  vi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  115 

Page. 
1714.  Oct.  21.  "Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Robert  Milward  for  the 

same, 74 

Oct.  14.  Petition  of  John  Collins,  of  ye  city  of  Albany, 
and  others,  for  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  vacant 
meadow  land,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  the  Maquas  river, 
about  2  English  miles  above  Fort  Hunter,  beginning  by 
the  river  side,  at  a  creek  called  Yondutdenoghschare,  at 
the  uppermost  bounds  of  the  land  lately  patented  to 
Hendrick  Hansen,  and  runs  up  along  the  said  river,  to 
the  further  side  of  a  creek,  called  by  the  Indians  Oghre- 
gehhoonge,  by  the  Christians  the  Canada  kill ;  together 
with  the  said  creek  and  the  woodland  lying  behind  the 
said  meadow,  containing  in  all  2,000  acres,  with 75 

Oct.  22.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
upon  the  same, 75 

Oct.  25.  License  to  John  Collins,  to  purchase  the  land  last 
described, 76 

Oct.  31.  Letter  of  Phillip  Schuyler  to  Mr.  Wildman,  in 
relation  to  a  deed  of  gift  from  the  Indians,  of  a  tract  of 
land,  dated  at  Schenectady,  (see  page  40,  et  seq.,) 77 

Nov.  3.  Petition  of  Meyndert  Schuyler  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  10,000  acres  of  land,  at  Schohare,  laid  out  for 
them,  pursuant  to  a  warrant  issued  upon  a  former  peti- 
tion, (see  page  24,) 78 

Nov.  3.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Meyndert  Schuyler  and 
others,  for  the  last  mentioned  land, 79 

Nov.  10.  Clerk  of  ye  council  and  secretary's  fees,  &c,  about 
passing  ye  patent  for  Meyndert  Schuyler  &  Co.,  for  land 
at   Schohare, 80 

Nov.  3.  Petition  of  Meyndert  Schuyler,  Arent  Van  Petten 
and  John  Dellemont,  praying  a  patent  for  500  acres  of 
land,  lying  in  ye  county  of  Albany,  on  both  sides  of  ye 
Norman's  kill,  beginning  to  ye  north  of  the  line  of  Killian 
Van  Renselaer,  (see  pages  32,  33,) 81 

Oct.  13.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  land  referred  to  in 
the  foregoing  petition,  laid  out  for  Meyndert  Schuyler 
and  others,  by  Nicholas  Schuyler,  dep.  survr.,  [with 
draught,] 82 

Nov.  3.  Certificate  of  land  board  to  Meyndert  Schuyler  and 
others,  for  the  last  mentioned  land, ■. 83 

Nov.  3.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Meyndert  Schuyler  and 
others,  for  the  same, 84 

Nov.  10.  Clerk  of  ye  council  and  secretaries' fees  &c,  about 
passing  ye  patent  for  Meyndert  Schuyler  and  others,  for 
the  same, 85 

Nov.  2.  Petition  of  John  Collins,  of  ye  city  of  Albany,  and 
others,  for  a  warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  land, 
lying  on  the  west  side  of  the  Maquas  river,  about  2 
English  miles  above  Fort  Hunter,  (2  copies,)  (see  page 
75,  et  seq.,) 86 

Nov.  4.  Warrant  of  survey  for  John  Collins  and  others,  for 
the  last  mentioned  land, 87 


116  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vi. 

Page. 

1714.  Petition  of  John  Collins  and  others,  in  relation  to  the  plan 

to  be  observed  in  laying  out  the  same, 88 

Description  of  the  bounds  of  the  land  on  the  North  side  of 
the  Maquaes  river,  purchased  and  granted  to  Mr.  John 
Collins  &  Co.,  and  divided  between  the  said  John  Collins, 
Margaret  Collins  his  wife,  and  Edward  Collins  his  son, 
according  to  his  excellency's  warrant, 89 

Draught  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  on  the  north  side  of  the 
Maquaes  river,  as  divided  between  John,  Margaret  and 
Edward  Collins,  Phillip  Verplank,  dep.  surveyor, 90 

Nov.  4.  Petition  of  John  Collins  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  the  same, 91 

Nov.  4.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Collins  and  others, 
for  the  same, 92 

Oct.  22.  Petition  of  Robert  Walter,  of  the  city  of  New 
York,  and  others,  for  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  vacant 
land,  lying  and  being  in  or  nigh  the  county  of  Albany,  on 
the  north  side  of  the  Mohaks  river,  beginning  at  a 
creek,  called  by  the  natives  Oghregehhoonge,  and  by  the 
Christians  the  Canida's  creek ;  thence  up  the  said  river 
westward,  as  it  runs  to  a  certain  kill,  called  Anthony's 
Neus,  whose  point  comes  into  the  said  river,  and  so  up  into 
the  woods  on  both  sides,  till  it  makes  6,000  acres  of  land, 
with 93 

Nov.  8.  Report  of  S.  Staats  and  others,  of  the  council,  upon 
the  same,. 93 

Nov.  3.  Warrant  for  a  patent  of  confirmation,  to  Ryer  Scher- 
merhorn,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  beginning  at  the 
Maquas  river,  by  the  town  of  Schannectady,  and  runs 
thence  westerly  on  both  sides  up  the  river,  to  a  certain 
place,  called  by  the  Indians  Canaquariveny,  being  reputed 
3  Dutch  miles  or  1 2  English  miles ;  and  from  the  said 
town,  down  the  river  one  Dutch  or  four  English  miles,  to 
a  kill  called  the  Ael  place,  and  runs  into  the  woods,  to 
the  distance  of  one  mile,  on  each  side  of  the  river, 94 

Nov.  11.  License  to  Robert  Walter  and  others,  to  purchase 
6,000  acres  of  land,  (see  page  93,)  (2  copies,) 95 

1715.  Oct.  27.  Order  in  council,  that  the  foregoing  license  be  en- 

larged for  another  year, 95 

1714.  Nov.  11.  License  to  Samuell  Staats  and  Rip  Van  Dam,  to 
purchase  2,000  acres  each,  at  a  place  called  Foxes  creek, 
in  ye  county  of  Albany, 96 

Nov.  16.  Warrant  to  the  surveyor  general,  to  survey  and 
lay  out  the  town  of  Schenectady,  and  also  the  several  and 
particular  lots  or  parcels  of  land  within  ye  said  town, ...     97 

Nov.  13.  Petition  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  for  license  to 
purchase  a  tract  of  vacant  land,  lying  on  ye  north  side  of 
ye  Maquaes  river,  near  Kanajora,  in  ye  county  of  Albany, 
with 98 

Nov.  18.  Report  of  S.  Staats  and  others,  of  the  council, 
upon  the  same, 98 

Dec.  2.  License  to  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  to  purchase 


vol.  vi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  117 

Pago. 

1714.  the  quantity  of  2,000  acres  each,  of  land  near  Kanajora, 

on  ye  north  side  of  ye  Maquaes  river,  (2  copies,) 99 

Nov.  18.  Petition  of  Henry  Wileman,  for  a  warrant  of  sur- 
vey, for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  ye  county  of  Orange, 
granted  in  1697,  to  Benjamin  Corse,  and  conveyed  by 
him  to  the  petitioner, 100 

Nov.  19.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Henry  Wileman,  for  a 
certain  tract  of  land  in  Orange  county,  called  Ramepogh, 
lying  upon  Pompton  creek,  about  twenty  miles  above  ye 
mouth  of  said  creek,  where  it  falls  into  Pequaneck  river, 
being  a  piece  of  low  land,  lying  at  ye  forks,  on  ye  west 
side  of  ye  creek,  containing  about  twelve  or  fifteen  acres, 
and  going  down  said  creek  for  ye  space  of  6  or  7  miles, 
to  a  small  run,  running  into  said  creek  out  of  a  small 

lake,  several  small'p lying  on  both  sides  of  said  creek, 

computed  in  all  about  90  or  100  acres,  with  upland  ad- 
joining thereunto,  to  ye  quantity  of  1,200  acres, ^101 

Dec.  10.  Petition  of  Peter  Schuyler  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  lying  upon  the  Maquaes  river, 
above  a  place  commonly  known  by  ye  name  of  Orachkee,       I 
fowmerly  granted  to  William  Pinhorne  and  others,  but 
since  vacated  and  resumed,  with 102 

Dec.  14.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
upon  the  same,  and 102 

Dec.  16.  License  to  Peter  Schuyler  and  others,  to  purchase 
2,000  acres  each,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquaes  river,  102 

1715.  March  17.  Petition  of  Eldart  Thymesen,  of  Canistagayone, 

in  the  county  of  Albany,  for  license  to  purchase  6  or  700 
acres  of  woodland,  at  that  place  adjoining  his  lowland, 
and  running  up  into  the  woods  to  that  of  Kilian  Van 
Renslaer, 103 

March  17.  Petition  of  Francis  Salisbury,  for  license  to  pur- 
chase 1,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  lying  at  a  place  called 
by  ye  Indians  Teteachkie,  upon  Katskill  creek,  in  ye 
county  of  Albany, 104 

March  24.  Order  from  the  King,  for  a  grant  to  Gregory 
Gougeon,  of  a  plantation  in  the  province  of  New  York, 
acquired  by  Elias  Cothonneau,  deed.,  who  left  it  to  his 
brother,  William  Cothonneau, 105 

March  31.  Petition  of  John  Thompson  Vos,  of  the  city  of 
New  York,  for  500  acres  of  land,  lying  to  ye  northward 
of  a  small  run  of  water  which  runs  into  Hudson's  river, 
to  ye  southward  of  ye  Danse  chamber,  being  part  of  the 
resumed  lands  formerly  granted  to  Cajjt.  Jno.  Evans, 106 

March  31.  Petition  of  Elizabeth  Regnier,  widow,  for  a  war- 
rant of  survey  for  "  all  that  one  full  moiety,  or  one  half 
part  of  a  certain  piece  or  parcel  of  land,  lying  under 
Bushwick,  in  Kings  county,  between  Francis  Titus  and 
Jacob  Bobine,  called  by  ye  name  of  Coycole  farm ;  and 
also,  one  half  of  one  other  piece  of  meadoAV  land,  con- 
taining about  10  acres,  lying  between  Peter  Pral's  land 
and  Hannah  Falcot's ;  and  also,  another  piece  of  land  at 
Bushwick,  aforesaid,  bounded  eastward  by  the  land  of 


118  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  yi. 

Page. 
17 15.        said  Francis  Titus,  and  westward  by  the  town  aforesaid, 

containing  14  acres,"  with 107 

April  28.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  same, 107 

April  21.  Petition  of  Abraham  Staats,  of  Albany,  for  a  war- 
rant to  survey  and  lay  out  400  acres,  adjoining  the  north 
line  of  a  neck  of  land  containing  200  acres,  now  in  his 
possession,    called    Ciskhekainck,    on   ye   north   side   of 

Claverack,  on  ye  east  side  of  Hudson's  river, 108 

April  21.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Seberingh  and  others,  for 
license  to  purchase  6,000  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  a 
patent  formerly  granted  to  Mr.  Delius  and  others,  now 

resumed, 109 

May.  5.  Petition  of  John  Petersen  Mebie,  of  Schenectade, 
for  license  to  purchase  80  acres  of  the  land  known  as 
Kadarode,  adjoining  80  acres  of  said  land  which  he  holds 
by  patent,  on  the  east  side  of  Tionondorogoes  creek ;  and 
also,  120  acres  of  the  same,  adjoining  80  acres  which  he 
holds  by  patent,  on  the  west  side  of  said  creek,  with. ...  110 
May  12.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 

upon  the  same, 110 

May  11.  Petition  of  Evert  Van  Ness,  praying  a  patent  of 
confirmation  for  220  acres  of  land,  lying  at  Konistagajone, 
on  ye  south  side  of  the  river,  beginning  from  ye  mouth 
of  a  certain  creek  called  Schirluyns  kill,  and  ranges  east- 
ward along  the  said  river  to  another  creek,  called  Stoney 
creek,  which  comes  out  into  the  great  rift  above  the  land 
of  Cornelius  Claesen,  and  so  backward  southerly  between 
the  said  creeks  to  ye  northermost  bounds  of  the  manor  of 

Renselaerwick,  with Ill 

Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council,  upon 

the  same, Ill 

May  16.  Petition  of  Henry  Holland  and  others,  for  a  war- 
rant to  run  the  east  bounds  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  called  Shenondohawah,  which  is 
the  west  bounds  of  one  Anthony  Van  Schaick's  land,  with 

another 112 

1713.  July  17.  Petition  of  Henry  Holland  and  others,  in  relation 

to  the  same,  (see  page  17,) 112 

1715.  May  17.  Warrant  of  survey  to  run  the  line  referred  to  in 

the  foregoing  petition, 113 

May  26.  Petition  of  John  Macklain,  praying  a  patent  for 
300  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the  north  side  of  Shawan- 
gonck  creek,  bounded  on  the  southwest  by  the  land  laid 
out  for  Soveraigne  Tenhout,  south  by  the  creek  aforesaid, 
east  by  a  small  run  which  flows  into  Shawangonck  creek, 

and  northwest  by  lands  not  yet  laid  out,  with 114 

May  30.  Draught  of  certificate  to  John  Macklain,  for  the 

same, 114,115 

May  31.  Petition  of  John  Peterson  Mebie,  (see  page  110,) .    116 
May  31.  Warrant   to   the  surveyor  general,   to  survey  the 
several  tracts  of  land  on  both  sides  of  Tionondoroques 
creek,  in  order  to  a  determination  petition  of  John  Peter- 
son Mebie,  (see  page  110,) ..  < 117 


vol.  vi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  119 

Page. 
1715.  June  6.  Petition  of  Hugo  ffrere,  senr.,  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  1,200  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
part  of  the  re-assumed  land  of  Capt.  John  Evans,  lying 
about  six  miles  westward  of  Hudson's  river,  on  both 
sides  of  ye  Piatt  kill,  that  watereth  out  into  ye  Paltz 
river  by  the  land  of  Solomon  Duboys,  bounded  to  ye 
northeast  by  or  near  by  the  southwest  bounds  of  New 
Paltz,  and  having  for  its  other  bounds  the  King's  woods, 

(see  page  20,)  with 118 

June  28.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 

upon  the  same, ....    118 

June  30.  Certificate  to  Hugo  ffrere  and  others,  for  the  last 

mentioned  land, 119 

June  30.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Hugo  ffrere,  for  the  same,  120 
June  23.  Petition  of  Archibald   Kenedy,  for  a  warrant  of 
survey  for  2,000  acres,  out  of  the  re-assumed  lands  of 

Capt.  John  Evans, 121 

June  23.  Petition  of  John  Crook,  senr.,  and  others,  for  a 
grant  of  6,000  acres  out  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  lying  on  ye  Paltz  creek,  in  ye  county 

of  Ulster, 122 

June  30.  Petition  of  Servas  ffleeraboom,  on  behalf  of  Johan- 
nes Johnson  and  others,  children  of  Peter  Johnson,  de- 
ceased, for  300  acres  of  land,  lying  north  of  a  small  run 
which  comes  into  Hudson's  river  south  of  the  Dance 
chamber,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  lying  with  the  bounds  of  the  lands  of 
Francis  Harrison  and  comp.,  but  excepted  and  reserved 

out  of  his  patent,  (see  page  106  ?) 123 

June  30.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Servas  Fleeraboom,  for  the 

last  mentioned  land, > 124 

June  30.  Petition  of  Maudlene  Rosecrants  and  Marinus  Van- 
nakin,  of  Rochester,  in  ye  county  of  Ulster,  for  a  war- 
rant of  survey  for  a  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side 

of  ye  Rondout  creek,  in  the  town  aforesaid, 125 

May  11.  Petition  of  Evert  Van  Ness,  (see  page  111,)  with 

report, 126 

July  19.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Evert  Van  Ness,  for  a  tract 

of  land  at  Kanistagaione,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 126 

Aug.  11.  Petition  of  Archibald  Kennedy,  praying  a  patent 
for  2,000  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  the  resumed  land  of 
Capt.  Evans,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  (see  page  121,) .. .  127 
July  14.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Van  Brunt  and  others,  for  a 
grant  of  6,000  acres  of  the  resumed  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  on  the  west  side  of  Hud- 
son's river,  adjoining  the  north  bounds  of  the  lands  of 

Mr.  Beard  &  Co.,  with 128 

Aug.  1 1 .  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 

on  the  same, 128 

Sept.  15.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Cornelius  Van  Brunt  and 
others,  for  the  6,000  acres  prayed  for  in  the  foregoing 
petition, 129 


120  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vi. 

Page. 
1715.  Oct.  1.  Warrant  for  a  patent  of  confirmation  to  Robert  Liv- 
ingston, for  the  Manor  of  Livingston,  and 130 

The  same, 131 

Oct.  1 9.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  Peter  Fauconnier  and  others, 
for  a  tract  of  land  beginning  at  the  north  bounds  of  the 
land  of  Richard  Sackett,  in  Dutchess  county,  and  runs 
south  to  Wimpoting,  and  so  to  the  southeast  corner  of  said 
land,  and  thence  easterly  to  the  colony  line  of  Connecticut, 
and  thence  northerly,  by  the  said  line  and  Wiantenuck 
river,  to  the  south  bounds  of  the  land  purchased  by  John 
Spragg  &  Co.,  at  Owassitanuck,  thence  westerly  to  the 
southwest  corner  thereof,  thence  to  ye  manor  of  Living- 
ston, and  by  the  south  bounds  thereof,  unto  the  lands 
purchased  and  patented  to  Col.  Peter  Schuyler,  over  against 
Magdalen  Island,  thence  to  Col.  Beekman's  land,  over 
against  Clyn  Esopus  fflye,  and  thence,  by  the  said  land,  to 
the  southeast  corner  thereof,  and  thence  eastei'ly  to  the 
southwest  corner  of  Sackett's  land,  and  thence  to  ye  place 
of  beginning, 132 

Oct.  27.  Petition  of  Lancaster  Symes  and  John  Cholwell,  in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  patentees  of  sundry  tracts 
of  land  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  for  a  warrant  of 
survey,  to  lay  out  the  bounds  of  said  lands,  according  to 
their  respective  patents, 133 

Oct.  27.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Lancaster  Syms  and  John 
Cholwell,  on  behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  for  the  lands 

last  described, 134 

1716.  Jan.  6.  Letter  of  Phillip  Schuyler  to  Henry  Wileman,  in 
relation  to  obtaining  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  near 

Schenectady,  dated  at  Albany,  (see  page  77,)   136 

1715.  Oct.  7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  east  side  of  the  bounds  of  Schonaghtaday,  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  and  adjoining  Killian  Van  Renselaer's 
west  line,  surveyed,  at  the  request  of  Phillip  Schuyler,  by 
Schuyler,  deputy  surveyor,  [with  draught,]   137 

Nov.  6.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Ryer  Schermerhorn  and 

others,  for  a  tract  of  land, 138 

16.  Feb.  10.  Petition  of  John  Christ  Garlach,  for  license  to  pur- 
chase one  hundred  and  fifty  acres  of  vacant  and  unappro- 
priated woodland,  on  the  east  side  of  the  Skoheres  creek, 
in  the  county  of  Albany, 138 

Mar.  7.  Petition  of  Elias  Boudinot,  for  a  grant  of  part  of  a 
tract  of  land,  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  to  the 
northward  of  Sarogtoga,  beginning  to  ye  north  bounds  of 
Sarogtogas  patent,  extending  allong  said  Hudson's  river, 
northward,  as  the  said  river  runs,  between  the  Wood  creek 
and  the  said  river,   139 

May  14.  Indian  deed,  to  Rebecca,  the  daughter  of  John 
Scot,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  south  of  the 
Mohaugs  river,  opposite,  over  against  the  land  given  by 
the  same  Indians  to  the  wife  of  John  Collins,  and  her  son, 

beginning  at  the  head  of  Kanowawahkee,  to  the kill 

or  creek,  so  joins  to  Orachkee, 139 


vol.  vi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  121 

Pago. 
1716.  June  14.  Petition  of  Richard  Lawrence,  of  Flushing,  for 
warrant  of  survey,  to  lay  out  and  subdivide  a  farm  in  said 
town,  a  moiety  of  which  was  left  him  by  his  father, 140 

Feb.  13.  Copy  of  the  will  of  John  Lawrence,  in  relation  to 
the  land  mentioned  in  the  foregoing  petition, 141 

June  12.  Affidavit  of  Elizabeth  Roa,  in  relation  to  the  last 
petition, 142 

Affidavit  of  Mary  Laurance,  in  relation  to  the  same, 142 

June  14.  Order  in  council,  upon  the  petition  of  Richard 
Lawrence,   143 

June  21.  Petition  of  Robert  Walter  &  Co.,  for  an  enlarge- 
ment of  their  license  for  the  purchase  of  land,  on  the 
north  side  of  the  Maquas  river,  to  8,000  acres,  and  for  an 
extension  of  the  time  for  one  year  longer,  with,  (see  page 
95,) 144 

July  13.  Report  of  Gerardus  Beekman  and  others,  of  the 
council,  upon  the  same, 144 

Aug.  22.  License  to  Robert  Walter  &  Co.,  to  purchase  8,000 
'acres,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawk  river, 145 

June  21.  Petition  of  Samuell  Odell,  praying  a  patent  for  the 
southermost  part  of  a  certain  island,  called  Monussen 
Island,  lying  between  the  town  of  Rye,  in  the  county  of 
Westchester,  and  the  sound,  containing  about  150  acres 
of  land, 146 

June  21.  Petition  of  Noah  Barton,  of  the  manor  of  Phillips- 
borough,  in  ye  county  of  Westchester,  and  others,  for 
license  to  purchase  3,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  being  part 
of  a  tract  of  vacant  land  in  said  county,  bounded  southerly 
by  the  northermost  bounds  of  the  manor  of  Cortland,  east- 
erly by  the  colony  line,  northerly  by  the  patent  of  Richard 
Sackett,  and  westerly  by  Croton  river, 147 

Petition  of  Samuell  Babington,  praying  a  patent  for  a  certain 
tract  of  land,  lying  in  ye  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Maquaes  river,  about  24  English  miles  above 
ye  town  of  Schenectady,  beginning  at  a  certain  rock, 
called,  in  ye  Indian  language,  Estaragoha,  and  runs  south 
to  ye  footpath,  over  the  Tutchtanoendase  hill,  containing 
343  acres, 148 

Aug.  23.  Petition  of  Samuel  Babington,  in  relation  to  the 
same,    149 

1715.  May  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  343  acres  of  land,  on  the 

south  side  of  the  Maquaes  river,  as  subdivided  between 
Samuel  and  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Babington,  Phil.  Verplank, 
dep.  survr.,  [with  draught,] 151 

1716.  Aug.  24.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Samuel  Babington,  and 

Elizabeth  Babington,  his  daughter,  for  the  land  last 
described,    .* 152 

Sept.  1.  Certificate  of  land  board,  to  Harman  Van  Slyck,  for 
a  certain  tract  of  land,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Maquaes 
river,    153 

Sept.  27.  Petition  of  Thomas  and  Walter  Dongan,  for  a  war- 
rant of  survey,  for  several  tracts  of  land  on  Staten  Island, 

formerly  the  estate  of  the  late  earl  of  Lymerick, 154 

16 


122  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vi. 

Page. 
1716.  Sept.  27.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  Thomas  and  Walter  Don- 

gan,  for  the  last  mentioned  land, 155 

Nov.  10.  Letter  of  Jacob  Rutsen  to  Henry  Wileman,  giving 
his  reasons  for  objecting  to  the  passing  of  Capt.  Hofman's 
patent,  for  land  at  Chauwangung,  with 156 

Nov.  10.  Bond  to  Zacharias  Hofman,  in  relation  to  the  same,  156 
.1717.  Feb.  14.  Certificate  of  land  board,  to  Johannes  Harmense 
ffisher,  of  the  city  of  Albany,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land, 
lying  about  a  mile  above  Fort  Hunter,  containing  700 
acres,  and  bounded  north  and  south  by  Tienonderoge  river,  157 

Feb.  28.  Certificate  of  land  board,  to  Alexander  Baird  and 
others,  for  6,000  acres  of  land,  in  the  neighborhood  of 
Quassick  creek,  in  Ulster  county,  being  part  of  the  lands 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  but  since  vacated 
and  resumed,  bounded  easterly  by  the  west  line  of  the  nine 
German  families,  and  westerly  by  the  line  of  the  land  of 
Henry  Wileman  &  Co., 158 

Mar.  25.  Certificate  of  land  board,  to  Lt.  Col.  John  Schuyler, 
a  certain  tract  of  land  at  Conistigione,  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  containing  1,696  acres, 159 

April  4.  Petition  of  Coenraat  Borghart  and  Elias  Van  Schaack, 
for  license  to  purchase  the  quantity  of  2,000  acres  each, 
within  the  limits  of  two  tracts  of  land,  one  lying  on  the 
east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  behind  the  land  of  Major 
Abraham  Staats,  and  thence,  along  the  north  bounds  of 
ye  land  of  Col.  Killian  Van  Renselaer,  to  the  bounds  of 
Westenhook,  being  the  land  heretofore  granted  to  Col. 
Peter  Schuyler  and  others,  and  so  along  the  same  to  the 
bounds  of  Kinderhook ;  the  other,  lying  on  the  east  side 
of  Hudson's  river,  behind  the  land  of  Andries  Gardiner, 
and  thence,  along  the  north  bounds  of  the  town  of  Kin- 
derhook, to  the  bounds  of  Westonhook,  with 159 

April  11.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  coun- 
cil, upon  the  same, 159 

March  27.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Hendrick  Hendrickson 
of  New  Utricht,  in  Kings  county,  and  Isaac  Hansen  of 
the  county  of  Richmond,  for  a  ferry  from  the  landing 
place  of  the  former  on  Long  Island  shore  to  that  of  the 
latter  on  Staten  Island  shore, 160 

April  11.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Coenraat  Borghart  and 
Elias  Van  Schaack,  for  the  land  referred  to  in  the  petition, 
page  159, 161 

1716.  May  23.  Petition  of  Daniel  Van  Olinda,  for  a  tract  of  wood- 

land called  by  ye  name  of  Dewaethoeisocks,  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Maquase  river  below  Canastagioene,  is  bound- 
ed on  the  south  by  the  manor  of  Renselaerwick,  on  the 
west  by  the  land  late  belonging  to  Peter  De  Haes,  on 
the  east  the  said  river  by  the  Kahoos  or  great  falls,  con- 
taining 400  acres,  with 162 

1717.  May  3.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 

upon  the  same, 162 

1704.  Oct.  24.  Copy  of  a  warrant  for  a  patent  to  Hillctie  Van 

Olinda,  for  the  land  described  in  the  foregoing  petition,.    163 


vol.  vi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  123 

i  Page. 

1717.  June  27.  Bill   of  fees   for  passing  Johannes   Hallcnbeeck's 

patent, 164 

March  5.  Bill  of  fees  for  letters  patent  of  confirmation  to 
John  Shotwell  of  14  acres  of  land  on  Staten  Island,. .  . .    164 

May  7.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Daniel  Van  Olinda,  for  a  tract 
of  land  known  by  the  name  of  Dewaethoeisocks,  (see 
page  162,) 165 

Aug.  27.  Certificate  of  land  board  to  Henry  Beekman,  for 
a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  under  the  great  mountains 
commonly  called  the  Blew  hills,  by  a  certain  place  called 
Kiskatammeeche,  beginning  at  a  turn  of  Catrick's  kill 
ten  chains  below  where  Kiskatammeeche  kill  watereth 
out  into  Catrick's  kill,  bounded  on  the  east  and  northeast 
by  the  land  of  Francis  Salisbury  &  Co.,  to  the  west  and 
northwest  by  the  great  mountains  commonly  called  the 
Blew  hills,  containing  in  all  370  acres, 166 

Sept.  26.  Petition  of  Johannes  Hardenberg,  praying  a  patent 
for  two  parcels  of  land,  part  of  ye  re-assumed  land  lately 
belonging  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  lying  in  ye  woods  near 
Shawangonck  creek  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  one  of  which 
lies  near  a  certain  creek  called  Verkerde  kill,  containing 
about  500  acres,  and  the  other  lying  about  4  miles  from 
Shawangunck  creek,  containing  about  150  acres, 167 

Sept.  26.  Petition  of  Jacobus  Bruyn,  praying  a  patent  for 
two  parcels  of  land,  part  of  the  re-assumed  land  lately  be- 
longing to  Capt.  John  Evans,  lying  in  ye  woods  near 
Showangunck  creek  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  one  of  which 
parcels  is  called  by  the  Indians,  Peckanasinck,  containing 
about  500  acres,  the  other  containing  about  200  acres, 
with 168 

Sept.  27.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  coun- 
cil, upon  the  same, 168 

Oct.  24.  Petition  of  the  trustees  of  Kingston  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  for  a  warrant  to  the  surveyor  general  to  lay  out 
the  bounds  of  their  town  according  to  their  patent, 170 

Oct.  24.  Warrant  of  survey  to  lay  out  the  bounds  of  Kings- 
ton,     171 

Oct.  24.  License  granting  one  year  longer  to  Robert  Walters 
and  others,  for  the  purchase  of  8,000  acres  on  the  north 
side  of  the  Maquaes  river,  (see  page  144,) 172 

Oct.  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  wood  land 
containing  together  4,000  acres  lying  on  the  east  side  of 
Hudson's  river  by  Kinderhook,  laid  out  for  Conrat  Borg- 
hart  and  Elias  Van  Schack,  by  John  Beatty,  deputy  sur- 
veyor, (see  page  159,) 173 

Oct.  25.  Draught  of  the  two  tracts   of  land  surveyed  for 
.  Coenradt  Borghart  and  Elias  Van  Schack, 1 74 

Warrant  for  a  patent  of  confirmation  for  Claverack, 175 

Nov.  2.  Petition  of  Johannes  Halenbeeck,  for  a  license  to 
purchase  1,000  acres  of  vacant  land  lying  on  both  sides  of 
Cattskill  about  twelve  miles  from  Hudson's  river,  behind 
the  patent  granted  to  John  Van  Loon,  Jechim  Staats  and 
Johannes   Provoost,  called  the  great  filat  or  plaine,  with  186 


324  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vi. 

Page. 

1717.  Nov.  4.  Report  of  P.  Schuyler  and  others  of  the  council, 

upon  the  same, 176 

Nov.  7.  License  to  Johannes  Halenbeeck,  to  purchase  the 
last  mentioned  land, 177 

Nov.  19.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  parcels  of  land 
containing  together  700  acres,  one  called  Packanassinck, 
lying  on  the  north  side  of  Shawangonck  creek,  beginning 
where  the  Verkerde  kill  flows  into  said  creek,  the  other 
being  marsh  and  wood  land  thereto  adjoining  called  Shen- 
shechonck,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  Shawangonck  creek 
about  an  English  mile  from  said  creek,  laid  out  for  Jacobus 
Bruin  by  John  Beatty,  deputy  surveyor,  [with  draught,] 
{seepage  168,) 178 

Nov.  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  300  acres  of  land  lying 
within  the  patent  granted  to  Francis  Harrison  &  Co.,  on 
the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
near  the  Dans  Chamber,  being  part  of  the  resumed  lands 
of  Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  the  children  of  Peter 
Johnson,  deceased,  by  Wm.  Bond,  deputy  suiweyor,  [with 
draught,]  (seepage  123,) 179 

Nov.  21.  Petition  of  Omy  La  Grange,  senior,  and  Johannes 
Symmonsen  of  the  Norman's  kill  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
for  a  warrant  of  survey  for  a  tract  of  land  near  Schenec- 
tade  which  they  have  purchased  from  the  heirs  of  Jan 
Hendrick  Van  Baal,  (see  vol.  5,  p.  179,) 180 

Nov.  21.  Warrant  of  survey  to  lay  out  the  bounds  of  the 
land  last  mentioned  for  Omy  La  Grange,  senior,  and 
Johannes  Symmonsen, 180 

1718.  Feb.  13.  Petition  of  Richard  Alsop  and  Alexander  Baird, 

praying  a  patent  for  so  much  of  Maspeth  kill,  as  runs 
between  their  lands  in  the  towns  of  Boswick  and  New- 
town on  Long  Island,  for  the  sole  liberty  of  fishing 
therein, 181 

June  16.  Petition  of  Johannes  Hallenbeek,  for  a  warrant  of 
survey  for  a  tract  of  land  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  having  on  the  east  the  land  called  the  Vlackte  and 
Cocksackie,  and  to  the  south  the  line  of  Sylvester  Salis- 
bury and  company,  and  to  the  west  the  Catts  kill  hills, 
and  to  the  north  the  line  of  Andries  Coemans,  (seepage 
176,) 182 

Feb.  5.  Indian  deed  to  Johannes  Hallenbeeck,  for  the  land 
described  in  the  foregoing  petition, 1 84 

June  7.  Warrant  of  survey  to  lay  out  the  same  for  Johannes 
Hallenbeeck, 185 

June  27.  Petition  of  Johannes  Hardenbergh  of  the  coimty 
of  Ulster,  praying  a  patent  for  two  certain  parcels  of  land 
lying  in  the  woods  to  the  northward  of  the  Shawangonck 
creek  within  the  bounds  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  sincere-assumed,  (seepage  167,) 186 

June  27.  Petition  of  Jacobus  Bruyn  of  the  county  of  Ulster, 
praying  a  patent  for  two  certain  parcels  of  land  lying  in 
ye  woods  upon  and  near  ye  Showangunck  creek  in  said 


\ 

vol.  vi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  125 

Page. 
1718.        county,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 

John  Evans  since  re-assumed,  (see page  178,) 187 

June  28.  Petition  of  Joshua  Kockershal,  on  behalf  of  him- 
self and  the  rest  of  the  Germans  settled  on  Quasseck 
creek  upon  Hudson's  river  in  relation  to  their  lands, 188 

June  28.  Petition  of  Andriaen  Gerrytse,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  inhabitants  of  Hurley  in  Ulster  Co.,  in  rela- 
tion to  the  bill  for  settling  the  boundaries  between  Hur- 
ley and  Marbletown, 189 

June  24.  Report  of  Robert  Walter,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee to  whom  was  referred  the  bill  for  settling  the  bounda- 
ries between  Hurley  and  Marbleton, 190 

June  30.  Petition  of  Evert  Vanness,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
certain  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maques 
river,  and  known  by  the  name  of  Kanistagaione,  begin- 
ning at  the  mouth  of  Scarliun's  creek,  and  running  thence 
up  along  the  east  side  of  the  said  creek  to  the  north 
bounds  of  Kilian  Van  Rensler,  Esq.,  thence  east  ninety 
one  chains  to  the  Stone  creek,  thence  along  by  the  west 
side  thereof  to  the  Maques  river  by  a  rift  called  Wat- 
hoiack,  thence  up  along  the  said  river  to  the  place  where 
it  first  begun,  containing  in  all  450  acres,  [seepage  126,)  191-2 


VOLUME  VII. 


1718-1720. 

Pago. 

1718.  July  19.  Petition  of  Anne,  the  wife  of  Peter  Mullinder,  for 
a  grant  of  1,000  acres  of  unappropriated  land  near  Sho- 
wangunck,  on  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 
Evans,  since  vacated  and  resumed,  with 1 

July  17.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 1 

July  19.  Warrant  of  survey  for  1,000  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  for  Anne  Mullinder, 2 

Oct.  8.  Petition  of  Patrick  McGregor,  praying  a  grant  for  a 
tract  of  land  on  Hudson's  river,  formerly  held  under  the 
patent  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  whh  (see  vol.  5,  page  128,).       3 
1697.  Oct.  18.  Lease  from  Capt.  John  Evans  to  Patrick  McGregor, 

for  the  same, 3 

1718.  Oct.  8.  Petition  of  John  Haskal,  for  a  grant  of  2,000  acres 
out  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
(since  vacated  and  resumed,)  with 4 

Oct.  8.  Report  of  R.  "Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 4 

Oct.  9.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  land,  for  John 
Haskoll, 5 

Oct.  6.  Petition  of  Cadwallader  Colding,  James  Kennedy 
and  James  Alexander,  for  a  grant  of  6,000  acres  out  of 
the  resumed  lands  of  Capt.  John  Evans,  with 6 

Oct.  8.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 6 

Oct.  9.  Warrant  of  survey  for  6,000  acres  of  land,  part  of 
the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  since 
vacated  and  resumed,  for  Cadwallader  Colden  and  others,       7 

Oct.  9.  Petition  of  Rebecca  Scott  and  Hunter  Scott,  for  a 
license  to  purchase  2,600  acres  of  the  vacant  land  lying 
about  three  or  four  miles  from  Fort  Hunter,  with 8 

Oct.  9.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 8 

Oct.  8.  Warrant  of  survey  to  run  and  ascertain  the  lines 
and  bounds  of  the  land  formerly  patented  to  Captain 


vol.  vii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  127 

Pago. 
1718.        Evans,  since  vacated  and  resumed,  and  the  lines  of  such 

patents  as  lie  contiguous  thereto,  if  necessary, 0 

Oct.  6.  Petition  of  Andrew  Johnston  and  three  others,  for 
a  grant  of  8,000  acres  of  the  resumed  land  formerly 
patented  to  Captain  Evans,  with 10 

Oct.  9.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 10 

Oct.  10.  Warrant  of  survey  for  8,000  acres  of  land,  for 
Andrew  Johnston  and  others, 11 

Nov.  6.  Petition  of  Robert  Walter  and  three  others,  for  a 
renewal  of  their  license  to  perfect  the  purchase  of  8,000 
acres  of  land,  lying  on  the  north  side  of  the  Maquaas 
river,  beginning  at  a  certain  creek  called  by  the  natives 
Oghregehoonge,  and  by  the  Christians  the  Canada  Creek, 
thence  up  the  said  river  westward  as  it  runs,  to  a  certain 
hill  called  Anthony's  News,  whose  point  comes  into  the 
said  river,  and  so  up  into  the  woods  on  both  sides,  till  it 
makes  8,000  acres,  (see  vol.  6,  page  172,) 12 

Nov.  21.  Petition  of  Anne  Mullinder,  the  wife  of  Peter  Mul- 
linder,  praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  laid  out  for 
her  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  part  of  the  resumed  land 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (see  page  1,) . . . .      13 

May  1.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land  in  ye 
county  of  Ulster,  adjoining  the  land  of  Hugo  Frare,  be- 
ing part  of  the  resumed  lands  of  Capt.  John  Evans,  laid 
out  for  Anne  Mullinder,  by  Wm.  Bond,  dep.  survr.,  [with 
draught,] 14 

Draft  of  proclamation  ordering  immediate  payment  of  quit- 
rents,  15 

Nov.  26.  A  plot,  demonstrating  how  the  lines  of  Hurly  run 
to  the  bounds  of  the  New  Palts,  as  expressed  by  their 
patents  and  act  of  General  Assembly,  together  with  a 
description  of  the  bounds  of  Hurly,  by  Henry  Van  Der 
Burgh,  dep.  survr., 10 

Dec.  27.  Description  of  a  survey  of  6,000  acres  of  land  hi 
three  several  lots,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Palts  river, 
laid  out  for  Cadwallader  Colden,  James  Kennedy  and 
James  Alexander,  by  John  Ver  Kerk,  dep.  survr.,  (Orange 
Co.,)   (see  page  7,) 17 

Draught  of  6,000  acres  of  land,  laid  out  for  Cadwallader 
Colden  and  others,  by  John  Ver  Kerk,  dep.  survr.,  (see 
next  above,) 18 

Oct.  10.  Description  of  a  survey  for  Andrew  Jonsen  and 
three  others,  of  8,000  acres  of  land,  in  four  severall  lots, 
by  John  Ver  Kirk,  dep.  survr.,  (see  page  10,) 19 

Oct.  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  since  vacated  and  resumed,  begin- 
ning at  the  southwest  corner  of  John  Haskell,  laid  out  for 
Andrew  Jonsen,  by  John  Ver  Kerk,  dep.  surv.,  (see  next 

above,) 20 

1719.  April  9.  Petition  of  Andrew  Johnston,  praying  a  patent  for 

the  land  last  described, 21 


128  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vii. 

Page. 
1719.  April  9.  Petition  of  Peter  Schuyler,  for  license  to  purchase 

1,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land  near  Canajoharee, 22 

April  9.  Petition  of  Patrick  McKnight,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  part  of 
the  land  formerly  granted  to  Captain  John  Evans,  since 
vacated  and  re-assumed, 24 

Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  since  vacated  and  resumed,  beginning 
at  the  west  corner  of  the  land  laid  out  for  Phineas  Meo- 
citash,  laid  out  for  Patrick  McNight,  by  John  Ver  Kerk, 
dep.  survr., 25 

April  9.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Patrick  McNight,  for 
2,000  acres,  being  the  land  described  in  the  foregoing, . .     26 

April  9.  Petition  of  John  Lawrence,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  part  of  the 
lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  since  vacated 
and  re-assumed,  beginning  at  Col.  Ingoldsby's  rear  line, 
which  is  his  northwest  line,  by  Goesen  road, 27 

April  2.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land, 
being  the  tract  described  in  the  foregoing  petition,  laid 
out  for  John  Lawrence,  by  John  Ver  Kerk,  dep.  survr.,.     28 

April  9.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Lawrence,  for  2,000 
acres  of  land,  (see  above,) 29 

April  9.  Petition  of  Phineas  Mcintosh,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  part  of  the 
land  formerly  granted  to  Captain  John  Evans,  beginning 
at  the  northwest  corner  of  Roger  Mompesson's  land, ....     30 

Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  being  the 
tract  described  in  the  foregoing  petition,  laid  out  for 
Phineas   Mclntash,  by  John  Ver  Kerk,  dep.  survr., 31 

April  9.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Cadwallader  Colden,  for 
2,000  acres  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being 
part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
beginning  at  the  southwest  corner  of  William  Baird  and 
company, 32 

April  9.  Petition  of  John  Haskol,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  part  of  the  land 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  beginning  at  the 
southwest  corner  of  William  Baird  and  company, 33 

Description  of  a  survey,  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  being  the 
tract  described  in  the  foregoing  petition,  laid  out  for  John 
Haskell,  by  John  Ver  Kerk,  dep.  survr.,  (see  pages  4 
and  5,) 34 

April  9.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Haskoll,  for  2,000 
acres,  as  described  above, 35 

April  9.  Petition  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  part  of  the 
land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  since  vacated 
and  re-assumed,  beginning  at  the  southwest  corner  of 
William  Baird  and  company, 36 

Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  in  Ulster 
county,  beginning  at  the  southwest  corner  of  William 


vol.  vii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  129 

Page. 
1719.        Baird  and  company,  laid  out  for  Cadwallader  Colden,  by 

John  Ver  Kerk,  dep.  surveyor, 3V 

Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Phineas  Mcintosh,  for  a  tract  of 
land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  land 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  since  vacated  and 
re-assumed,  beginning  at  the  northwest  corner  of  Judge 
Mompesson's  land,  containing  2,000  acres,  (see  page  30, 
et  seq.,) 38 

Aj)ril  9.  Petition  of  James  Alexander,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the 
land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  beginning  on 
the  south  side  of  Palts  River,  at  the  southwest  corner  of 
Henry  Wileman, 39 

April  9.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  James  Alexandei',  for  2,000 
acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  beginning  on  the 
south  side  of  Palts  river,  at  the  southwest  corner  of 
Henry  Wileman's  land, 40 

April  9.  Petition  of  Archibald  Kennedy,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being 
part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
and  since  resumed,  lying  at  the  S.W.  corner  of  a  tract  of 
land  conveyed  for  James  Alexander,  at  Palls  river, 41 

Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Archibald  Kennedy,  for  the  land 
last  mentioned,  being  2,000  acres, 42 

April  9.  Petition  of  divers  of  the  proprietors  of  several  tracts 
of  land,  within  the  province  of  New  York,  bordering  on 
the  line  that  divides  the  two  provinces  of  New  York  and 
New  Jersey,  on  behalf  of  themselves  and  the  ancient 
inhabitants  and  settlers  of  the  said  lands, 43 

April  23.  Petition  of  Killian  Van  Ranslaer,  of  the  manor  of 
Ranslerwick,  for  a  warrant  to  survey  a  certain  parcel  of 
land,  lying  and  being  within  the  said  manor,  consisting 
of  six  fflatts,  containing  about  100  acres,  for  which  a  pat- 
ent was  granted  to  Albert  Slingerlandt, 44 

April  23.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  land  last  mentioned,.  .      45 

April  9.  Petition  of  Patrick  McGregory,  for  a  grant  of  500 
acres  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  Evans,  and 
since  resumed,  (see  page  3,) 40 

April  30.  Report  of  Gerard  Beekman  and  others,  of  the 
council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 46 

May  22.  Petition  of  Col.  Jacob  Rutsen  and  Cornelius  Cool, 
in  behalf  of  themselves  and  the  rest  of  the  inhabitants  of 
Hurley,  in  relation  to  the  patent  for  said  town,  prayed  for 
in  a  former  petition,  and  the  caveats  entered  against  the 
passing  of  the  same, 47 

June  4.  Petition  of  Henry  Beekman  and  Gilbert  Livingston, 
for  a  grant  of  2,000  acres  of  the  land  lying  under  the 
Blew  hills,  commonly  called  the  Katts  Kill  hills,  pur- 
chased under  a  license,  by  Col.  Henry  Beekman,  in  his 
life  time, 48 

June  4.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  land,  for  Henry 
Beekman  and  Gilbert  Livingston, 49 

June  4.  Petition  of  David  Galatian,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
17 


180  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vii. 

Page. 
1719.        certain  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part 
of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  begin- 
ning at  the  southwest  corner  of  the  land  laid  out  for  Col. 
Gerardus  Beekman,  on  the  west  side  the  Palts  creek,. . .     50 

May  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land,  on 
the  west  side  of  Palts  creek  or  river,  laid  out  for  David 
Galatian,  by  Aug :  Graham,  survr.  genl., 51 

June  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  known 
by  the  name  of  Kiskatammetie,  lying  under  ye  Blew 
hills  or  Katts  Kill  hills,  on  ye  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  beginning  on  the  east  side  of  Rater's  kill,  contain- 
ing 2,370  acres,  laid  out  for  Henry  Beekman,  and  Gilbert 
Livingston,  by  Aug:  Graham,  survr.  genl.,  {seepage  48,)     52 

Map  of  2,370  acres  of  land,  known  by  the  name  of  Kiske- 
tametie,  (Kisketamine,  town  of  Catskill,  Greene  Co.,). . .     53 

Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Henry  Beekman  and  Gilbert  Living- 
ston, for  2,370  acres  of  land,  known  as  Kisketametie, . . .     54 

Description  of  a  survey  of  1,300  acres  of  land,  beginning  at 
the  great  fall  of  Hudson's  river,  known  by  the  name  of 
Cohuars,  laid  out  for  Daniel  Van  Olinda,  by  Aug :  Graham, 
survr.  genl., 55 

Description  of  a  survey  of  1,300  acres  of  land,  beginning  at 
the  great  fall  of  Hudson's  river,  known  by  the  name  of 
the  Kohoars,  and  bounded  on  the  north  and  east  by  Hud- 
son's river,  and  on  the  south  by  the  manor  of  Renslaars 
Wyck,  laid  out  for  Daniell  Van  Olinda,  by  Aug :  Graham, 
survr.  genl.,  {see  next  above,) 5G 

June  19.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  wood- 
land, lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maques  river,  and 
known  by  the  name  of  Dewathojaaks,  &c,  containing 
1,284  acres,  laid  out  for  Daniel  Van  Olinda,  by  Phil:  Ver- 
planck,  dep.  survr.,  [with  draught,] 57 

June  23.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land,  lying 
about  fourteen  miles  westward  of  Hudson's  river,  on  both 
sides  of  the  Katts  kill,  laid  out  for  Johannes  Hallenbrook, 
by  Aug:  Graham,  survr.  genl., 58 

June  23.  Draught  of  1,000  acres  of  land,  laid  out  for  Johan- 
nes Hallenbrook,  by  Aug:  Graham,  survr.  genl., 59 

June  29.  Petition  of  Johannes  Hallenbrook,  praying  a  patent 
for  1,000  acres  of  land,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  lying  on  both  sides  of  the  Katts  kill, 60 

Draught  of  a  certificate  to  Johannes  Hallenbrook,  for  1,000 
acres  of  land,  lying  on  both  sides  of  Katts  kill, 61 

June  25.  Draught  of  a  warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Johannes 
Hallenbrook,  for  1,000  acres  of  land,  lying  on  both  sides 
of  Katts  kill, 62 

July  13.  Petition  of  William  Bradford  and  others,  of  the 
city  of  New  York,  for  a  grant  of  3,000  acres  of  land, 
lying  on  the  west  side  of  the  Paltz  creek,  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  on  ye  southwest  side  of  ye  land  granted  to 

Adolph  Phillips  and  company,  with 63 

1709.  Oct.  20.  Minute  of  council,  granting  2,000  acres  of  land  to 
Gabriel  Ludlow  and  Wm.  Bradford,  out  of  the  tract 


vol.  vn.j  LAND  PAPERS.  131 

Pago. 
1709.       formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  and  since  resumed 

to  the  crown, 63 

1719.  Aug.  6.  Petition  of  Kilian  Van  Ranselaer,  complaining  of 
being  obstructed  in  the  survey  of  certain  lands  claimed  by 
him, 64 

July  15.  Affidavit  of  Peter  Goewey  to  the  above  facts,. ...     64 

Aug.  6.  Petition  of  John  Johnson  and  two  others  for  a  grant 
of  2,000  acres  each  out  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  but  since  resumed  to  the  crown,  with     65 

Aug.  6.  Minute  of  council  referring  the  same  to  the  con- 
sideration of  a  committee, 65 

Aug.  6.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  petition  of  John  Johnston  and  others  was 
referred, 66 

Aug.  20.  Petition  of  William  Bradford  and  Gabriel  Ludlow, 
complying  with  the  requirements  of  the  report  upon  the 
petition  of  John  Johnston,  with  whom  they  are  associated 
in  an  application  for  6,000  acres  of  land, 67 

Aug.  20.  Petition  of  Stephen  De  Lancey,  Lancaster  Syms 
and  Henry  Wileman,  for  themselves  and  others,  patentees 
of  Minisinck,  for  a  grant  of  lands  as  an  equivalent  for  the 
low  lands  cut  off  from  their  former  patent  by  the  Jersey 
line, 68 

Aug.  20.  Petition  of  Mary  Ingoldesby,  widow,  for  a  patent 
of  confirmation  for  4,000  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  the 
land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  and  since 
resumed  to  the  crown, 69 

Aug.  27.  Petition  of  Servas  Fleeraboom,  on  behalf  of  the 
infant  children  of  Peter  Johnson,  deceased,  praying  a 
patent  to  the  said  children  for  300  acres  of  land  on  the 
west  side  of  Hudson's  river  near  the  Danse  Chamber, 
being  part  of  the  re-assumed  lands  of  Capt.  John  Evans, 
with 70 

Oct.  1.  Report  of  A.  D.  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 70 

Aug.  28.  Report  of  A.  D.  Peyster  and  others,  a  committee 
of  the  council,  to  whom  was  referred  the  petition  of  Jacob 
Rutsen  and  Adriaen  Gerrytsen,  in  behalf  of  themselves 
and  the  rest  of  the  freeholders  and  inhabitants  of  the 
town  of  Hurley  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  (see  page  47,) . .     71 

Draught  of  warrant  for  a  patent  to  Jacob  Rutsen  and  others, 
inhabitants  and  freeholders  of  the  town  of  Hurly  accord- 
ing to  the  foregoing  report, 72 

Aug.  31.  Petition  of  Francis  Salisbury  and  Gerret  Van  Ber- 
gen of  the  Katts  kill,  for  a  warrant  of  survey  for  a  tract 
of  land  consisting  of  five  great  plains,  lying  at  a  certain 
place  called  Katts  kill,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river 
and  on  both  sides  of  the  kill,  consisting  of  five  great 
plaines,  the  first  called  Wachachkeek,  the  second  Wich- 
quanachtekack,  the  third  Pachquiack,  the  fourth  Assis- 
kowachkock,  and  the  fifth  called  Potick,  together  with 
the  woodlands  around  the  said  plains  to  the  distance  of 
four  miles, 73 


132  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vii. 

Pago. 
1719.  Sept.  3.  Petition  of  Thomas  Bycrly,  praying  a  patent  for  two 
dwelling  houses  and  tenements,  fronting  on  the  east  to 
Kings  street,  and  the  southermost  on  the  south  side  to 
the  wharf  and  harbour,  in  the  city  of  New  York, 74 

Sept.  5.  Deed  from  Cornelius  Dykeman  and  Janatie  his  wife, 
to  Evert  Van  Nest,  for  a  certain  parcel  of  land  lying  at  a 
place  called  Neastegayone,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  being 
bounded  by  a  certain  creek  called  Scarlones  creek,  and  so 
ranges  eastward  along  the  river  to  the  Stoney  creek, ....      75 

Sept.  24.  Petition  of  Daniel  Van  Olinda,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maques 
river,  and  known  by  the  name  of  Dewathojacks,  contain- 
ing 1,284  acres,  with  (see page  57) 76 

Oct.  1.  Report  of  A.  d  Peyster  and  others,  in  favor  of  the 
same, 76 

Oct.  8.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Johannes  Johnson  and 
others,  the  children  of  Peter  Johnson,  deceased,  for  a 
tract  of  land  containing  300  acres,  lying  on  the  west  side 
of  Hudson's  river,  near  a  place  called  the  Dans  Chamber, 
(see  page  70,) 77 

Aug.  27.  Petition  of  Melcher  Gellis,  praying  a  patent  for  300 
acres  of  land  being  part  of  the  re-assumed  land  of  Capt. 
John  Evans,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river  near 
the  Dans  Chamber,  the  said  land  being  comprehended 
within. the  limits  of  the  tract  granted  to  Francis  Harrison 
&  Co.,  but  excepted  and  reserved  out  of  their  patent,  with     78 

Oct.  1.  Report  of  A.  D.  Peyster  and  others,  a  committee  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 68 

Oct.  7.  Certificate  respecting  the  descent  of  Cornells  Vieles 
land  at  the  aal  plaats  near  Schenectady  to  one  DyCkman, 
and 78 

Feb.  12.  Certificate  of  Dyckman's  departure  when  the  French 
burnt  that  place, 78 

Oct.  8.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Melcher  Gellis,  for  a  certain 
tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  containing  300  acres 
of  land  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  near  a 
place  called  the  Dans  Chamber, 79 

Oct.  15.  Petition  of  Burger  Myndertsen,  for  a  warrant  of 
survey  for  350  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  the  resumed 
land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  conveyed  to 
the  petitioner  by  a  Palentine  for  whom  it  was  formerly 
laid  out, 80 

Nov.  16.  Petition  of  Jacobus  Bruyn,  praying  a  patent  for 
two  certain  parcels  of  land  laid  out  for  him  in  the  woods 
upon  and  near  the  Showangunck  creek,  being  part  of  the 
land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  since  resumed 
to  the  crown,  with 81 

Nov.  17.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  a  committee 
of  the  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 81 

Nov.  26.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Jacobus  Bruyn,  for  two 
certain  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  upon  and 
near  the  Shawangunck  creek,  within  the  bounds  of  the 
land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  one  lying  on 


vol.  vii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  133 

Page. 
1719.  the  north  side  of  the  said  creek  and  called  Packanasinck, 
beginning  where  the  Verkerde  kill  watereth  out  into  the 
same,  containing  500  acres,  the  other  being  a  marsh  and 
woodland  thereto  adjoining  called  Shensheconck,  lying 
about  one  mile  south  of  Shawangunck  creek,  containing 
200  acres, 82 

Nov.  16.  Petition  of  Johannes  Hardenbergh,  praying  a  patent 
for  two  certain  parcels  of  land  laid  out  for  him  in  the 
woods  to  the  westward  of  the  Shawangunck  creek,  within 
the  bounds  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans, 83 

Draught  of  a  certificate  to  Johannes  Hardenbergh,  for  two 
certain  tracts  of  land  near  Shawangunck,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  in  the  woods  to  the  westward  of  the  Shawangunck 
creek  within  the  bounds  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to 
Capt,  John  Evans,  one  of  which  is  called  Langhawake 
and  lyeth  on  a  certain  brook  commonly  called  the  Yer- 
keerde  kill,  containing  200  acres,  the  other  being  a  meadow 
or  marsh  land  called  Manjakan,  with  woodland  thereto 
adjoining, 84 

Nov.  26.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Johannes  Hardenbergh, 
for  the  land  last  described, 85 

Nov.  26.  Petition  of  Jacobus  Kip,  John  Cruger,  Phillip  Cort- 
landt,  David  Provoost,  Oliver  Schuyler  and  John  Schuy- 
ler, for  a  warrant  of  survey  for  7,000  acres  of  land  adjoin- 
ing the  land  granted  to  Francis  Harrison  &  Co.,  being 
part  of  the  tract  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  with ....      86 

Nov.  26.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  'and  others,  a  committee 
of  the  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 86 

Nov.  26.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  7,000  acres  of  vacant  land, 
for  Jacobus  Kip  and  others,  lying  southerly  to  land  lately  " 
granted  to  Mr.  Alexander  Baird,  east  to  land  granted  to 
Francis  Harrison  &  Co.,  being  part  of  the  re-assumed  land 
formerly  belonging  to  Capt.  John  Evans,    87 

Nov.  26.  Petition  of  Francis  Vincent,  praying  a  patent  of 
confirmation  for  a  dwelling  house  and  lot  of  ground  in 
Broadway,  in  the  city  of  New  York,  with 88 

Nov.  26.  Report  of  A.  D.  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 88 

Dec.  3.  Warrant  for  a  patent  of  confirmation  to  Francis  Yin- 
cent,  for  a  dwelling  house  and  lot  of  ground  in  Broadway, 
in  the  city  of  New  Yoi-k,  (see  next  above,) 89 

Sept.  1  7.  Petition  of  Evert  Yan  Ness,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
tract  of  land  at  Canastagajone,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
with,  (see  page  75,) 90 

Nov.  26.  Report  of  A.  D.  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 90 

Dec.  9.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Evert  Yan  Ness,  for  450"  acres 
of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of 
the  Maquaes  river,  known  by  the  name  of  Kanastigione, 
beginning  at  the  mouth  of  Scarluins  creek,  and  runs  up, 
along  the  east  side  of  the  same,  to  the  north  bounds  of 
Killian  Yan  Renselaer's,  thence,  by  the  east  side  of  the 


134  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vii. 

Page. 

1719.  Stone   creek,    to    the    Maquaes    river,    by  a  rift  called 
Wathoiack,  and  thence  to  the  place  of  beginning, 91 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Edward  Gatehouse,  for  a  grant  of  1,000 
acres  of  land,  upon  the  Paltz  creek,  in  Ulster  county,  with     92 

Dec.  10.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 92 

Dec.  1G.  Petition  of  Andries  Volk  and  Jacob  Weber,  in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  the  Palatines,  settled 
near  Quassaick  creek,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  praying  a 
patent  for  2,190  acres  of  land,  laid  out  for  them  at  the 
place  aforesaid,  according  to  the  proportion  allotted  to 
each  in  the  return  of  the  same, 93 

Dec.  17.  Petition  of  Jeremiah  Schuyler  and  others,  for  a  grant 
of  10,000  acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  about  12 
or  14  miles  backwards,  in  the  woods,  from  Hudson's  river, 
upon  and  near  the  Palze  creek,  being  part  of  the  land  for- 
merly granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  since  resumed  to  the 
crown,  with 94 

Dec.  18.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred,  and 94 

Dec.  18.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  was  referred  the  petition  of  the  Palatines,  (see 
page  93,)   94 

Dec.  18.  Copy  of  a  patent,  for  500  acres  of  a  glebe  land,  by 
the  Quassaick  creek,  in  Ulster  county, 95 

Dec.  23.  Petition  of  Egbert  Van  Borsum,  owner  of  a  lot  of 
ground  in  Queen  street,  lying  along  Vandercreefs  slip, 
fronting  to  the  river  or  water  side,  praying  a  patent, 
whereby  he  may  build  out  his  dock  130  feet  into  the  river, 
as  broad  as  his  lot,  together  with  the  passage  or  street 
along  the  said  Vander  Cleif  slip, 9G 

Dec.  24.  Petition  of  Gerard  Schuyler  and  others,  for  a  grant 
of  1,000  acres  each,  out  of  the  land,  in  Ulster  county, 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  since  resumed  to 
the  crown, 97 

Dec.  29.  Draft  of  warrant  of  survey,  for  3,292  acres  of  land, 
for  Cornelius  Low  and  others,  lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  about  12  or  14  miles 
backwards,  in  ye  woods,  being  part  of  the  resumed  lands 
lately  belonging  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (see  page  94,)  (2 
copies,) 98,     99 

1720.  Jan.  13.  Caveat  of  Anthony  Duane  and  others,  inhabitants 

of  Queen's  street,  in  the  city  of  New  York,  against  the 
granting  of  any  patent  to  ye  owners  of  lots  on  said  street, 
for  extending  their  lots  or  making  wharfs  further  into  the 
river,  and  building  thereon,  until  the  said  Duane  and  oth- 
ers shall  be  heard  in  relation  thereto, 100 

Caveat  of  the  corporation  of  New  York,  against  the  granting 
of  a  patent  to  Thomas  Clark  and  others,  to  gain  upon  the 
water  between  the  house  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  by  the  end  of 
Maiden  lane,  and  the  corner,  by  Capt.  Thomas  Clarke, 
next  the  market  house,  at  the  lower  end  of  Wall  street, 


vol.  vii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  135 

Page. 

1720.        and  likewise  against  the  petition  of  Eghbert  Van  Borsom, 

until  they  may  be  heard  upon  the  same,  (see  page  96,) ...    101 

Jan.  21.  Description  of  a  survey,  for  Jeremias  Schuyler  and 
others,  of  10,000  acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
lying  upon  the  west  side  of  Paltz  river  or  creek,  back- 
wards in  the  woods,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
adjoining  the  land  lately  granted  to  Edward  Gatehouse, 
and  the  land  laid  out  for  Gerardus  Beekman  &  Co.,  being 
a  part  of  the  resumed  land  lately  belonging  to  Capt.  John 
Evans, 102 

Jan.  22.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  for  10,000  acres  of  land,  for 
Jeremiah  Schuyler  and  others,  lying  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 
John  Evans,  on  the  west  side  of  Paltz  river,  backwards 
in  ye  woods,  on  ye  west  side  of  Hudson's  river, 103 

Jan.  22.  .Petition  of  Edward  Gatehouse,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  certain  tract  of  land  in  Ulster  county,  lying  upon  the 
Paltz  creek,  and  adjoining  the  land  of  David  Galatian, 
(see  page  92,) 1 04 

1719.  Dec.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land,  lying 

in  the  county  of  Ulster,  upon  the  west  side  of  Paltz  river, 
adjoining  the  land  of  David  Galatian,  laid  out  for  Edward 
Gatehouse,  by  Allane  Jarratt,  survr.  genl.,  [with  draught,] 

(see  next  above,) 105 

Map  of  lands,  on  the  wTest  side  of  Paltz  river,  including 
Beekman's,  Galatian's,  and  Gatehouse's,  (Shawangunk, 
Ulster  county,  and  Montgomery,  Orange  county,) 106 

1720.  Jan.  22.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Edward  Gatehouse,  for 

1,000  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Paltz  river, 
(seepage  105,)  (Montgomery,  Orange  county,) 107 

Jan.  22.  Petition  of  Jeremiah  Schuyler  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  10,000  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  the  lands 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  and  since  vacated 
and  resumed,  (see  page  103,)  (Crawford  and  Montgomery, 
Orange  county,)  108 

Jan.  26. "Petition  of  Cornelius  Low  and  others,  for  a  grant 
of  3,292  acres  of  land,  yet  vacant,  in  the  tract  formerly 
patented  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  since  vacated  and  vested  in 
the  crown,  (see  page  98,)  with . .    109 

Jan.  26.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 109 

Mar.  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  3,292  acres  of  land,  in 
Ulster  county,  laid  out  for  Cornelius  Low  and  others, 
by  Allane  Jarratt,  survr.  genl.,  (New  Windsor,  Orange 
county,)  (see  next  above,) 110 

Dec.  17.  Petition  of  Thomas  Brasier,  for  2,000  acres  of  land, 
within  the  limits  of  the  patent  formerly  granted  to  Capt, 
Evans,  since  vacated  and  vested  in  the  crown,  with, 
(Montgomery,  Orange  county,)   Ill 

Jan.  26.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, Ill 

Jan.  28.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  2,000  acres  of  land,  for 
Thomas  Brasier, 112 


136  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vii. 

Page. 
1720.  Mar.  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  in 
Ulster  county,  being  part  of  the  land  lately  belonging  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  Thomas  Brasier,  by  Allane 
Jarratt,  survr.  genl.,  [with  draught,]  (Montgomery,  Orange 
county,) 113 

Jan.  28.  Petition  of  Mary  Ingoldsby  and  Mary  Pinhorne, 
widows,  praying  a  patent  of  confirmation,  for  4,000  acres 
of  land,  lying  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster,  (see 
page  69,)  114 

March  17.  Petition  of  John  Macgregere  and  others,  children 
of  Patrick  Macgregere,  dec'd,  and  of  Thomas  Toshaek, 
son  of  David  Toshaek,  laird  of  Minivarid,  deceased,  for 
4,000  acres  of  land  in  Ulster  county,  {seepage  46,) 115 

March  17.  Petition  of  Charles  Brodhead  and  others,  trustees 
of  Marbletown,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  in  behalf  of 
themselves  and  others,  the  freeholders  and  inhabitants  of 
said  town,  asking  protection  against  the  unjust  proceedings 
of  Col.  Jacob  Rutsen,  justice  of  the  peace,  in  relation  to 
trespasses  committed  on  their  lands  by  inhabitants  of  the 
town  of  Hurly, 116 

March  17.  Petition  of  Thomas  Brasier,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  certain  traet  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  containing 
2,000  acres,  (see  page  111,) 117 

March  17.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Thomas  Brashier,  for 
2,000  acres  of  land  in  Ulster  county,  in  the  patent  late  of 
Capt.  John  Evans, 118 

March  1  7.  Petition  of  Thomas  Noxon,  for  a  warrant  of  sur- 
vey for  2,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being 
part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
since  vacated  and  vested  in  the  crown,  with 119 

March  18.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  coun- 
cil, to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 119 

March  17.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Low  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  3,292  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,  (see  page  110,) 120 

March  17.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Cornelius  Low,  for  3,292 
acres  of  land,  as  prayed  for  in  the  foregoing  petition,.  . .   121 

March  31.  Petition  of  Johannis  Hey  and  others,  for  a  grant 
of  150  acres  of  land,  along  ye  river  on  ye  S.  E.  side  of 
Thunder  kill,  in  ye  highlands,  and  650  acres  more  on  ye 
northwest  side  of  ye  said  Thunder  kill,  to  ye  west  of  a 
meadow  of  late  belonging  to  Col.  Stephanus  Van  Cort- 
landt, 122 

Petition  of  Charles  Crommelin,  in  relation  to  the  land  laid 
out  for  him  on  the  Wall  kill, 123 

Map  of  lands  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Paltz  river,  showing 
the  tract  petitioned  for  by  Charles  Crommelin,  (Montgo- 
mery, Orange  Co.,) 124 

March  17,  Petition  of  William  Bond,  for  a  warrant  of  sur- 
vey for  500  acres  of  land  in  Ulster  county,  in  the  patent 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  since  vacated  and 
resumed,  "(Plattekill,)  with -. 125 


vol.  vii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  137 

Page. 
1720.  March  17.  Report  of  A.  DePeyster  and  others,  of  the  coun- 
cil, to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 125 

Draft  of  ye  conveyance  or  declaration  in  trust,  from  Isaac 
Bobin  to  George  Clarke,  for  one-fifth  part  of  the  land 
granted  to  Jeremiah  Schuyler  &  Co.,  lying  on  the  Paltz 
river,  (see  page  108,) 126 

April  1.  Warrant  of  survey  for  4,000  acres  of  land,  in  the 
counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster,  for  Mary  Ingoldsby  and 
Mary  Pinhorn,  lying  on  the  west  bank  of  Hudson's  river, 
adjoining  to  the  lands  of  Chambers  and  Sutherland  on  the 
north,  and  on  the  south  and  west  to  the  Butter  hills,  (New 
Windsor  and  Cornwall,  Orange  Co.,)  (see  page  114,) ....    127 

March  31.  Petition  of  William  Huddleston,  for  a  warrant  of 
survey  to  lay  out  2,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the  patent 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  adjoining  the  land 
of  Mr.  Barberie  on  the  west,  and  Mr.  Matthews  on  the 
we  t,  (Shawangunk,  Ulster  Co.,)  with 128 

April  1.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 128 

April  16.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  land,  in 
Ulster  county,  for  William  Huddleston,  (Shawangunk,) 
with 130 

May  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land  in 
Ulster  county,  being  part  of  the  land  lately  owned  by 
Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  William  Huddleston,  by 
Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,   [with  draught,] 130 

May  5.  Petition  of  Bernardus  Swart  wont,  in  behalf  of  him- 
self and  company,  the  proprietors  of  1,200  acres  of  land 
in  the  Minnissinks,  in  the  county  of  Orange,  for  relief 
against  the  violent  encroachments  of  sundry  persons  who 
are  settled  upon  a  part  of  their  lands,  with 131 

May  5.  Deposition  of  Bernardus  Swartwout,  in  relation  to 
the  same, 131 

May  11.  Petition  of  Richard  Van  Dam,  for  warrant  of  sur- 
vey to  lay  out  for  him  1,000  acres  of  the  land  remaining 
vacant  in  the  tract  formerly  owned  by  Capt.  John  Evans, 
near  and  adjoining  some  of  his  father's  lands,  near  the 
Mord'rs  creek,   (Orange  Co.,)  with 132 

May  12.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 132 

May  12,  Petition  of  Phillip  Schuylei-,  junr.,  and  Christopher 
Abell,  praying  that  1,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land  in 
Orange  county,  adjoining  the  land  of  Madm.  Ingoldsby, 
may  be  laid  out  for  them,  with 133 

May  12.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 133 

May  19.  Warrant  of  survey  for  1,000  acres  of  land  in  Orange 
county,  for  Phillip  Schuyler,  junr.,  and  Christopher  Abell, 
adjoining  the  land  of  Madm.  Ingoldsby, 134 

May  19.  Petition  of  Charles  Cromline,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  praying  that  an  order  of  council  granting 
them  3,000  acres  of  land  may  be  revived,  and  the  same 

18 


138  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vn. 

Page. 
1720.        granted  to  them   in  the  name  of  1,000  acres  each,  (see 

page  124,)  with 135 

May  12.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to 

whom  the  same  was  referred,  and 135 

1710.  Feb.  27.  Minute  of  council,  granting  1,000  acres  apiece  to 

Danl.  Crymline  and  3  others, 135 

1720.  May  19.  Warrant  of  survey  for  3,000  acres,  for  Charles 
Cromline  and  2  others,  out  of  the  lands  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  since  resumed  and  vested"  in  the 
crown,   136 

May  12.  Petition  of  Vincent  Matthews,  praying  that  800 
acres  of  the  vacant  land  in  the  tract  formerly  owned  by 
Capt.  John  Evans,  bounded  upon  the  land  of  William 
Sutherland,  Alexander  Beard  and  Madm.  Ingoldesby, 
(New  Windsor,  Orange  Co.,)  with 137 

May  12.  Report  of  R.  Walters  and  others  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 137 

May  19.  Warrant  of  survey  for  800  acres  of  land,  for  Vin- 
cent Matthews,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly  owned  by 
Capt.  John  Evans,  (NeAv  Windsor,  Orange  Co.,) 138 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Thomas  Noxon,  praying  a  patent  for 
2,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of 
the  land  formerly  owned  by  Capt.  John  Evans,  adjoining 
the  north  bounds  of  the  land  of  Patrick  McKnight,  (see 
page  119,)   (Montgomery,  Orange  Co.,) 139 

May  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  laid  out  for  Thomas  Noxon,  by  Cad- 
wallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,  [with  draught,]  (Montgo- 
mery, Orange  Co.,) 140 

May  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  contain- 
ing 5,500  acres,  lying  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and 
Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  owned  by  Capt. 
John  Evans,  laid  out  for  Mary  Ingoldesby  and  Mary  Pin- 
horn,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl,  (see  page  127), 
(New  Windsor  and  Cornwall,  Orange  Co.,) 142 

Draft  of  the  land  on  Murderer's  creek,  granted  to  Mary 
Ingoldesby  and  Mary  Pinhorn,  (see  next  above,) 144 

Petition  of  William  Huddleston,  praying  a  patent  for  a  tract 
of  2,000  acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part 
of  the  land  formerly  owned  by  Capt.  John  Evans,  adjoin- 
ing the  lands  of  Mr.  Barberie  and  Col.  Peter  Matthews, 
(see  page  128,) 145 

May  28.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  William  Huddleston,  for 
2,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of 
the  lands  formerly  owned  by  Capt.  John  Evans, 145 

May  26.  Petition  of  Gerardus  Beekman  and  others,  for  a 
warrant  of  survey  to  lay  out  for  them  meadow  and  other 
lands,  in  all  about  1,500  acres,  adjoining  their  patent  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  in  order  to  make  up  a  deficiency  in 
the  same,  with 146 

May  31.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 146 

May  26.  Petition  of  Phillip  Schuyler  and  others,  for  a  war- 


vol.  vii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  139 

Page. 
1 720.  rant  of  survey,  to  lay  out  for  them  a  tract  of  land,  contain- 
ing 8,000  acres,  lying  in  Ulster  county,  beginning  at  the 
northwest  corner  of  the  tract  of  10,000  acres,  lately 
granted  to  Jeremiah  Schuyler  and  Co.,  (Crawford,  Orange 
Co.,)  with 147 

May  31.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 147 

June  2.  Warrant  of  survey  for  8,000  acres  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  for  Phillip  Schuyler  and  others,  being 
part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
and  afterwards  vacated  and  resumed  by  the  crown, 
(Crawford,  Orange  Co.,)  (2  copies,) 148 

May  26.  Petition  of  Francis  Harrison  and  others,  for  a  war- 
rant to  survey  and  lay  out  for  them  5,000  acres  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  resumed  land  of 
Capt.  John  Evans,  beginning  at  the  southeast  corner  of 
the  tract  of  10,000  acres,  lately  granted  to  Jeremiah 
Schuyler,  on  the  west  side  of  Paltz  creek,  with 149 

May  31.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster,  of  the  council,  to  whom  it 
was  referred,  and 149 

June  2.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  same, 149 

May  28.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Thos.  Noxon,  for  2,000 
acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the 
resumed  lands  of  Capt.  John  Evans,  {seepage  140,) 150 

June  16.  Petition  of  Vincent  Matthews,  praying  a  patent  for 
800  acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of 
the  resumed  lands,  formerly  owned  by  Capt.  John  Evans, 
adjoining  the  land  of  Mrs.  Ingoldesby,  (Orange  Co.,)..  . .    151 

June  15.  Description  of  a  survey  of  800  acres  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  owned 
by  Capt.  John  Evans,  beginning  at  the  northwest  corner 
of  Mrs.  Ingoldesby's  land,  near  the  land  of  William 
Sutherland,  laid  out  for  Vincent  Matthews,  by  Cadwal- 
lader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,  (Orange  Co.,) 152 

June  17.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Vincent  Matthews,  for  the 
land  described  in  the  foregoing  survey, 153 

June  17.  Petition  of  Richard  Merrill,  praying  for  a  new 
patent,  for  the  land  and  premises  laid  out  for  him,  pursu- 
ant to  an  application  made  in  1713,  for  which  a  patent 
was  then  drawn,  but  never  sealed  and  passed  by  reason  of 
his  own  neglect, 155 

June  17.  Petition  of  Isaac  Anderson,  for  a  patent  of  confir- 
mation, for  sundry  small  parcels  of  land,  within  the  town- 
ship of  Rye,  containing  in  all  about  88  acres,  as  well  as 
for  the  privilege  of  the  stream  of  Byram  river,  from  the 
great  rock  to  the  mouth  of  the  said  river,  which  has  been 
granted  him  by  the  township  aforesaid,  to  erect  thereon 
a  mill  or  mills,  (Westchester  Co.,) 156 

June  17.  Petition  of  Henry  Beekman  and  John  Stouten- 
burgh,  for  a  grant  of  2,000  acres,  out  of  a  tract  of  vacant 
land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  tands 
lately  owned  by  Capt.  John  Evans,  joining  to  the  back 
line  of  Wm.  Sutherland  and  Wm.  Chambers,  and  betwixt 


140       v  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vii. 

Page. 
1720.        the  lands  of  Vincent  Matthews  and  Alexander  Beard, 

(  ,  Orange  Co.,)  with 157 

June  22.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 157 

June  17.  Petition  of  Mary  Ingoldesby  and  Mary  Pinhorn,  in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  praying  a  patent  for 
5,500  acres  of  land,  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster, 
4,000  acres  thereof  lying  next  to  Hudson's  river,  to  the 
petitioners  Mary  Ingoldesby  and  Mary  Pinhorn,  the  elder, 
and  the  1,500  acres,  the  remainder  thereof,  in  the  rear  of 
the  said  tract,  from  the  northwest  line  to  the  southeast  of 
the  same,  to  the  petitioners,  Mary  Pinhorne,  the  younger, 
and  John  Pinhorn,  (see  page  42,)  (New  Windsor  and 
Cornwall,  Orange  Co.,) 158 

June  17.  Petition  of  Capt.  Joseph  Budd  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  of  confirmation,  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  town- 
ship of  Rye,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  known  as 
Budd's  neck,  bounded  easterly  by  Blind  brook  and  Mill 
creek ;  northerly  by  West  Chester  road  and  Harrison's 
patent ;  westerly  by  Mamarroneck  river  or  harbour,  and 
southerly  by  the  sound,  containing  1,250  acres;  together 
with  a  small  island,  lying  in  the  sound,  over  against  the 
lands  aforesaid,  about  a  quarter  of  a  mile  from  the  shore, 
called  Henn  Island,  containing  about  10  acres,  all  which 
lands  were  included  in  a  purchase,  made  by  John  Budd, 
deceased,  under  a  license  from  the  colony  of  Connecticut, 
of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  main,  then  called  Apanam- 
mis,  butted  and  bounded  on  the  east  with  a  river  then 
called  Mockquams  river,  and  on  the  south  with  the  sea, 
against  Long  Island,  and  on  the  west  with  a  river,  then 
called  Pockotessewacke  river, 159 

June  17.  Petition  of  William  Bond,  in  relation  to  the  war- 
rant of  survey,  for  500  acres  of  land,  issued  upon  his 
former  petition,  which  the  surveyor  general  refuses  to 
obey,  (see  page  125,)  with 160 

April  16.  Warrant  of  survey,  referred  to  in  the  foregoing 
petition, 160 

June  17.  Petition  of  Wm.  Chambers,  praying  that  400  acres 
of  woodland  may  be  laid  out  for  him,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  near  to  a  place  or  hill  called  Muchattoes,  with. . .    162 

June  22.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others,  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 162 

June  20.  Petition  of  Patrick  Magregere,  for  a  warrant  of 
survey,  for  500  acres  of  land,  in  Orange  county,  to  be  laid 
out  on  Mad :  Ingoldesby's  southeast  line,  near  the  hills, 
(see  page  115,) 163 

June  23.  Petition  of  Francis  Harrison  and  others,  praying  a 
new  warrant  to  survey  and  lay  out  5,000  acres  of  land, 
lying  between  the  corner  of  the  land  lately  granted  to 
Mr.  Kennedy,  on  the  Palts  creek,  and  the  southerly 
bounds  of  Capt.  Evans,  on  both  sides  of  said  creek,  (see 
page  1 49,) 1G4 

June  23.  Petition  of  Phillip  Schuyler  and  others,  for  a  new 


vol.  vii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  141 

Page. 

1720.  warrant  of  survey,  for  8,000  acres  of  land,  lying  to  the 
northward  of  a  certain  tract  of  5,000  acres,  petitioned  for 
by  Francis  Harrison  and  others,  and  to  the  westward  of 
the  patent  of  10,000  acres,  granted  to  Jeremiah  Schuyler 

&  Co.,  and  adjoining  to  those  two  tracts,  (see  page  148,)  165 
June  30.  Memorial  of  Lewis  Morris,  respecting  a  petition, 
for  a  grant  of  a  certain  quantity  of  the  vacant  land,  in  the 
part  of  the  tract  formerly  owned  by  Capt.  John  Evans,  in 
which  he  was  concerned  with  others,  and  praying  that  the 
same  may  be  laid  out  in  district  tracts  to  the  several 
petitioners, 166 

1721.  July  1.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Lewis  Morris,  for  a  certain 

tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the 
land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  beginning  at 
the  southeast  corner  of  the  land  granted  to  Andrew  John- 
ston, and  adjoining  the  line  of  Richard  Van  Dam,  con- 
taining 1,000  acres, 167 

1720.  June  29.  Petition  of  Richard  Van  Dam,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  certaiu  tract  of  1,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  lying  in  the 
counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster,  or  near  the  division  line 
of  those  counties,  beginning  at  the  most  southerly  corner 
of  the  land  of  Cornelius  Low  &  Co.,  (seepage  132,) 168 

May  19.  Warrant  of  survey  for  1,000  acres  of  land,  for 
Richard  Van  Dam,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (see  next  above,) 169 

June  30.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Richard  Vau  Dam  &  Co., 
lor  a  certain  tract  of  land  near  the  division  line  of  the 
counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster,  containing  1,000  acres, 
being  part  of  the  lands  lately  owned  by  Capt.  John 
Evans,  adjoining  the  lands  of  Cornelius  Low  &  Co.,  and 
Rip  Van  Dam  &  Co., 170 

June  20.  Petition  of  Daniel  Purdy  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  in  the  township  of  Rye,  in  the 
county  of  Westchester,  beginning  at  the  southernmost 
part  of  Pinnigoe  neck,  and  runs  along  the  sound  easterly 
until  it  comes  to  the  mouth  of  Byram  river,  and  running 
up  the  said  river  and  the  line  between  Connecticut  and 
New  York,  northward  to  Limping  Will's  purchase,  and 
so  across  the  line  of  the  same  northwest,  to  the  river 
called  the  Blind  brook,  and  so  down  the  said  river  and 
creek,  called  the  Mill  creek,  to  the  sound, 171 

July  1 .  Description  of  a  survey  of  8,000  acres  of  land  being 
part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
afterwards  vacated  and  resumed,  laid  out  for  Phillip 
Schuyler  and  others,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 
[with  draught,]  (Crawford,  Orange  Co.,)  (see  page  165,)   172 

June  30.  Warrant  of  survey  for  5,000  acres  of  land  for 
Francis  Harrison  &  Co.,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  within 
the  bounds  of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans  and  afterwards  vacated  and  resumed  by  the  crown, 
lying  on  both  sides  the  Paltz  creek,  between  the  corner 
of  the  land  lately  granted  to  Archibald  Kennedy,  and  the 


142  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vii. 

Page. 
1720         southerly  bounds  of  Evans'  patent,  (Montgomery,  Orange 

Co.,)  (see  page  164,) 178 

July  1.  Description  of  a  survey  of  5,000  acres  of  land  lying 
on  both  sides  of  Paltz  creek,  laid  out  for  Francis  Harri- 
son &  Co.,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,  [with 
draught,]  (Montgomery  Orange  Co.,) _ 173 

July  7.  Petition  of  Francis  Harrison  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  5,000  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  the  tract  for- 
merly granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (Montgomery,  Orange 
Co.,) 174 

July  7.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Francis  Harrison  and  others, 
for  5,000  acres  of  land,  lying  on  both  sides  of  Paltz  creek, 
being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,  (Montgomery,  Orange  Co.,) 175 

June  30.  Warrant  of  survey  for  500  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster  for  William  Bond,  being  part  of  the 
lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (seepage 
160,)   (Plattekill,) 176 

July  6.  Desci-iption  of  a  survey  of  500  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  beginning  at  the  south  end  of  a  meadow 
on  the  west  side  of  the  hills  (called  the  Blew  hills,)  which 
are  on  the  west  bounds  of  the  lands  granted  to  Col.  Morris 
&  Co.,  laid  out  for  William  Bond,  by  Cadwallader  Col- 
den, survr.  genl.,  (Plattekill,)  [with  draught,] 176 

July  7.  Petition  of  William  Bond,  praying  a  patent  for  the 
land  laid  out  for  him  in  Ulster  county, 177 

July  7.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  William  Bond,  for  500  acres 
of  land  in  Ulster  county,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (Plattekill,) 178 

July  7.  Petition  of  Phillip  Schuyler  and  three  others,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  8,000  acres  of  land  laid  out  for  them  in 
the  comity  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (see  page  172,) 179 

July  7.  Petition  of  Capt.  Joseph  Budd  and  others,  for  a 
patent  of  confirmation  for  1,500  acres  of  land  in  the 
township  of  Rye  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  [with 
draught,]  (seepage  159,) 180 

July  7.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Phillip  Schuyler  and  others, 
for  8,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being 
part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 

(seepage  179,) 181 

1721.  July  8.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  was  referred  the  petitions  of  Kathrin  Evans, 
Jane   Lawrence   and   others,  Peter  Macgrere,  Mary  In- 

goldesby  and  Mary  Pinhorne,  (see  pages  163,  158,) 182 

1720.  July  12.  Petition  of  Lewis  Morris  and  others,  for  6,000  acres 
of  vacant  land  in  Ulster  county,  being  part  of  the  tract 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  with 183 

July  12.  Report  of  A.  De. Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 183 

June  30.  Petition  of  John  Kelly,  executor  of  Dirk  Benson, 
deceased,  for  a  new  warrant  to  survey  1,000  acres  of  the 
land  ordered  to  be  laid  out  for  said  Benson  before  his 


vol.  vii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  143 

Pago. 
1720.        death,  in  the  patent  of  John  Evans  now  vacated,  lying 
between  the  south  limits  of  the  land  granted  to  Dr.  Samuel 
Staats,  and  on  the  south  side  of  the  land  called  Dunder- 
bergh,  (Orange  Co.,) 184 

July  11.  Indian  deed  to  John  Scot,  for  a  tract  of  land  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohaugs  river,  bounded  by  the  said 
river  northei'ly,  beginning  over  against  Capt.  John  Collins' 
old  barn,  then  easterly  along  the  Mohaugs  to  the  second 
creek  commonly  called  by  the  Dutch  the  Mudder  kill,  and 
it  runs  into  the  Mohaugs  river,  and  from  the  said  river 
from  the  east  and  west  bounds  take  in  all  the  meadow 
land  southerly  to  the  hills, 185 

July  8.  Petition  of  Robert  Walter,  for  a  warrant  of  survey 
for  1,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the  patent  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  lying  in  Ulster  county, 
beginning  at  the  southeast  corner  of  the  tract  of  land 
lately  granted  to  Thomas  Brashier,  and  alongst  the  line 
of  Alexander  Baird's  land,  to  the  southward  of  Dr.  Col- 
den's,  with 186 

July  14.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 186 

July  21.  "Warrant  of  survey  for  1,000  acres  of  land  in  Ulster 
county  for  Robert  Walter,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 187 

July  14.  Petition  of  Walter  Baker,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
messuage  and  dwelling  house  next  to  the  wharf  in  the 
city  of  New  York,  with 188 

July  14.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred,  and 188 

July  18.  Caveat  entered  by  Thomas  Byerly,  against  the  con- 
firmation of  the  said  report, 188 

June  2.  Warrant  of  survey  for  about  1,500  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  for  Gerrardus  Beekman  and  others, 
lying  near  Showangunck,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  with  [see  page  146,) 189 

July  14.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  lying 
near  Showangunk  river  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  one  con- 
taining 240,  the  other  nearly  776  acres,  laid  out  for  Gerar- 
dus  Beekman  and  others,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr. 
genl.,  [with  draught,]  (Shawangunk,  Ulster  Co.,) 189 

July  14.  Report  of  Joseph  Budd,  upon  the  petition  of  Daniel 
Purdy  and  others,  in  relation  to  land  in  the  township  of 
Rye  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  {seepage  171,) 190 

Description  of  the  survey  of  a  lot  of  land  in  the  town  of 
Rye, 190 

July  7.  Petition  of  William  Chambers,  complaining  that  the 
surveyor  genl.  pays  no  regard  to  the  order  in  council 
directing  him  to  survey  and  lay  out  for  the  petitioner  a 
certain  tract  of  land  in  Ulster  county,  {seepage  162,). . .    191 

July  14.  Warrant  of  survey  for  400  acres  of  iandin  Ulster 
county,  for  William  Chambers  adjoining  the  lands  of 
Alexander  Bard,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans, 192 


144  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vii. 

Page. 

17 19,  Sept.  15.  Petition  of  Patrick  Mcgregor,  praying  a  patent  for 

two  tracts  of  land  laid  out  for  him  in  the  tract  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  one  containing  500,  the 
other  80  acres,  with  (see  page  163,) 193 

1720.  July  8.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 

to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 193 

July  14.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Patrick  Magregor,  otherwise 
called  Peter  Magregor,  for  500  acres  of  land,  heing  part 
of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  and 
also  80  acres  at  present  in  his  possession,  (see  next  above,)   194 

July  14.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Mary  Ingoldesby  and 
others,  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and 
Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 
John  Evans,  lying  on  the  west  bank  of  Hudson's  river, 
joining  on  the  north  to  the  land  of  Chambers  and  Suther- 
land, and  on  the  south  to  Butter  hill,  laid  out  in  two  par- 
cels, one  containing  4,000,  the  other  1,420  acres,  and  the 
remaining  80  acres  thereof,  to  be  excepted  and  reserved 
to  Peter  Macgregory,  (see  page  158,) 195 

Warrant  of  survey  for  the  land  last  described, 196 

July  14.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  land  for 
Henry  Beekman,  junr.,  and  John  Stoutenburgh,  being 
part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
joining  to  the  back  line  of  Southerland  and  Chambers, 
and  betwixt  the  lands  of  Vincent  Matthews  and  Alexan- 
der Beard,  (see  page  157,) 197 

July  19.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  certain  tracts  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  of  1,000  acres  each,  being  part 
of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  lying 
next  to  the  lands  of  Andrew  Johnstone,  John  Haskol  and 
Cadwallader  Colden,  laid  out  for  James  Greme,  by  Cad- 
wallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,  (Newburgh  and  New  Wind- 
sor, Orange  Co.,)  [with  draught,] 198 

July  19.  Petition  of  Gerrardus  Beekman  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  two  tracts  of  land,  one  containing  240,  the 
other  776  acres,  lying  contiguous  to  the  lands  formerly 
granted  them,  being  part  of  the  tract  once  owned  by 
Capt.  John  Evans,  (see  page  189,) 199 

Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Gerrardus  Beekman  and  others,  for 
two  tracts  of  land,  lying  and  being  near  Shawangunck 
river,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  containing  in  all,  1,016 
acres, 200 

July  21.  Petition  of  Henry  Beekman,  junr..,  and  John  Stou- 
tenburgh, praying  a  patent  for  the  land  laid  out  for  them 
in  Ulster  county,  (see  page  1 97,) 201 

July  27.  Petition  of  Patrick  Magregore,  for  a  warrant  of 
survey  to  cover  the  actual  quantity  of  land  in  the  piece 
upon  which  he  resides,  the  same  being  found  to  contain 
more  than,  was  specified  in  the  warrant  issued  upon  his 
former  petition,  (see  page  193,) 202 

July  14.  Caveat  entered  by  the  heirs  of  Col.  Patrick  Mac- 
gregore  and  David  Toshagh,  Laird  of  Minnivard,  against 
the  report  to  be  this  day  made  upon  a  reference  of  the 


vol.  vii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  145 

Page. 
1720.        last  petition  of  Mrs.  Ingoldesby  and  her  daughter,   in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  the  children  of  Mary  Pinhorn, 

(see  pages  115, 158,) 202 

July  28.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Patrick  Magregore,  other- 
wise called  Peter  Magregore,  for  the  land  lying  within 
his  fence  and  now  in  his  possession,  (see  next  above,) 203 


19 


VOLUME  VIII. 


1720-1722 


Page. 

1720.  July  21.  Petition  of  Isaac  De  Peyster  and  others,  praying  a 

warrant  of  survey  for  8,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county 

of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to 

Capt.  John  Evans,  adjoining  the  several  grants  to  Mullin- 

der,  Barberie,  Huddleston  and  Dubois,  with 1 

July  22.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 

to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 1 

July  28.  Warrant  of  survey  for  8,000  acres  of  land  in  the 
County  of  Ulster,  for  Isaac  De  Peyster  and  others,  (New 

Paltz,) 2 

July  27.  Memorial  of  Cadwallader  Colden.  surveyor  general, 
in  relation  to  the  warrant  of  survey  for  400  acres  of  land, 

for  Wm.  Chambers,  (see  vol.  vn,  pages  191,  192,) 3 

July  20.  Caveat  eutered  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  surveyor 
general,  against  the  granting  any  lands  that  are  not  first 
set  out  conformable  to  his  Majesties'  royal  instructions, 
and  particularly  against  Joseph  Budd  and  others,  inhabi- 
tants of  Rye,  in  ye  county  of  Westchester,  till  ye  same 

be  set  out  accordingly,  (see  vol.  vn,  page  159,) 4 

July  28.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  was  referred  the  petition  of  Daniel  Purdy  and 
others,  for  lands  in  the  town  of  Rye,  in  the  county  of 

Westchester,  (see  vol.  vn,  pages  171,  190,) 5 

July  28.  Affidavit  of  John  Frost,  in  relation  to  the  souther- 
most  part  of  a  certain  island  called  Mounsting  Island, 
lying  between  the  town  of  Rye,  in  the  county  of  West- 
chester, and  the  sound,  possession  whereof  was  delivered 
by  Jonathan  Vo wells  to  Samuel  Odell,  in  the  presence  of 

said  Frost, 6 

July  28.  Affidavit  of  Nathaniell  Sherwood,  in  relation  to 
the  southermost  part  of  a  certain  island  called  Mounsting 
Island,  lying  between  the  tOAvn  of  Rye,  in  the  county  of 
Westchester,  and  the  sound,  possession  whereof  was  deli- 
vered by  Jonathan  Vowells  to  Samuel  Odell, 7 

July  28.  Affidavit  of  Samuel  Odell  and  Patience,  his  wife, 


vol.  viii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  147 

Page. 

1720.        in  relation  to  the  southermost  part  of  a  certain  island 

called  Mounsting  Island,  lying  between  the  town  of  Rye 

in  the  county  of  Westchester,  and  the  sound,  containing 

about  1,050  acres,  conveyed  by  Jonathan  Vo wells  to  the 

said  Odell, 8 

July  28.  Affidavit  of  John  Lancaster,  of  the  Younkers,  in 
relation  to  the  southermost  part  of  a  certain  island  called 
Mounsting  Island,  lying  between  the  town  of  Rye,  in  the 
county  of  Westchester,  and  the  sound,  containing  about 
1,050  acres,  conveyed  by  Jonathan  Vo  wells  to  the  Samuel 
Odell, 9 

Aug.  11.  Warrant  of  survey  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  be- 
tween Byram  river  and  Blind  brook,  in  the  town  of  Rye, 
in  the  county  of  Westchester,  for  Daniel  Purdy  and 
others,  (see  page  5,) 10 

Aug.  — .  Petition  of  Patrick  MacGregory,  praying  a  patent 
for  two  tracts  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being 
part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
one  containing  500,  the  other  50  acres,   11 

Aug.  5.  Description  of  a  survey,  of  a  tract  of  160  acres  of 
land,  for  Patrick  McGregory,  lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
within  his  fence  and  in  his  possession,  beginning  at  the 
southwest  corner  of  the  land  of  William  Southerland,  laid  . 
out  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,  [with  draught,] 
(New  Windsor,  Orange  county,)  (see  vol.  vn,  page  203,) .     1 1 

Aug.6.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Patrick  Magregory,  other- 
wise called  Peter  Magregory,  for  two  tracts  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  one  containing  500  acres, 
and  adjoining  the  line  of  Col.  Ingoldesby's  land,  near  the 
foot  of  ye  Butter  hill;  the  other  lies  upon  Murderer's 
creek,  within  his  fence,  and  contains  160  acres,  (New 
Windsor,  Orange  county,) 12 

Aug.  8.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  William  Baker,  for  a  certain 
messuage  and  dwelling  house,  in  the  city  of  New  York, 
being  ye  corner  house  next  to  the  wharf,  and  twenty-four 
foot  next  the  street  called  King's  street,  together  with  the 
yard,  and  all  the  land  the  said  house  stands  upon,  (see  vol. 
vii,  page  188,) 13 

Aug.  11.  Petition  of  Mary  Ingoldesby,  Mary  Pinhorn  and 
others,  praying  a  patent  for  two  tracts  of  land  in  the 
counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster,  laid  out  for  them  pursuant 
to  warrant,  (see  vol.  vn,  pages  295,  202,) 14 

Aug.  11.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Mary  Ingoldesby  and  Mary 
Pinhorn,  for  4,000  acres  of  land,  upon  the  west  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  on  Murderer's  creek,  and  1,360  acres, 
adjoining  thereto,  to  Mary  Pinhorn  and  John  Pinhorne,  .      15 

Aug.  11.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land,  in  the 
counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster,  one  containing  4,000  acres, 
for  Mary  Ingoldesby  and  Mary  Pinhorn  ;  the  other,  con- 
taining 1,360  acres,  for  Mary  Pinhorn  and  John  Pinhorn, 
laid  out  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 16 

Aug.  11.  Description  of  a  survey  of  4,500  acres  of  land,  in 


148  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vm. 

Page. 
1720.        the  township  of  Rhye,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  for 
Daniel  Purdy  and  others,  hy  Cadwallader  Colden,  surveyor 

genl.,    IV 

Aug.  11.  Petition  of  Daniel  Purdy  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  several  small  tracts  of  land,  laid  out  for  them 
in  the  township  of  Rye,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  . .  18 
Aug.  11.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Daniel  Purdy  and  others, 
for  a  parcel  of  land,  lying  between  Blind  brook  and 
Byram  river,  in  the  township  of  Rye,  in  the  county  of 

Westchester, 19 

Sept.  9.  Petition  of  John  Clut,  praying  a  patent  for  about 
300  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  Hudson's  river,  above  the 
city  of  Albany,  and  is  bounded  by  the  land  of  Johannah 
Cregier,  the  northerly  bounds  of  the  manor  of  Ranselaer, 
the  boundaries  of  the  patent  granted  to  Johannes  Schuy- 
ler, and  the  river  aforesaid,  near  a  creek,  called  Lissies 

creek,  [with  draught,] 20 

Sept.  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  7,000  acres  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly 
granted  to  Captain  John  Evans,  beginning  at  the  great 
pond,  seven  chains  to  the  northward  of  the  eel  fishing 
place,  or  the  beginning  of  Quassaick  brook,  and  adjoining 
the  lands  of  Henry  Wileman  and  Alexander  Baird,  laid 
out  for  Jacobus  Kip  and  others,  by  Cadwallader  Colden, 

surveyor  general,  (see  vol.  vn,  pages  86,  87,) 21 

Sept.  9.  Draught  of  7,000  acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 
John  Evans,  surveyed  for  Jacobus  Kip  and  others,  Cad- 
wallader Colden,  surveyor  general,  (Newburgh,  Orange 

county,) 22 

Sept.  12.  Petition  of  Jacobus  Kip  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  in ,  the  county  of  Ulster,  laid 

out  for  them  pursuant  to  warrant,  (see  next  above,) 23 

Sept.  15.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Jacobus  Kip  and  others, 
for  7,000  acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being 
part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 

(Newburgh,  Orange  county,) 24 

Sept.  14.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  6,000  acres  of  the  vacant 
and  unappropriated  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  belong- 
ing to  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  for 

Lewis  Morris  and  others,  (see  vol.  vn,  page  183,) 25 

Sept.  14.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  beginning  at  the  southeast 
corner  of  the  land  laid  out  for  Lewis  Morris,  and  adjoin- 
ing the  respective  lines  of  Richard  Vandam  and  John 
Johnstone,  Junr.,  laid  out  for  Capt.  Vincent  Pierce,  by 
Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  general,  [with  draught,]  (Corn- 
wall and  New  Windsor,  Orange  county,) 26 

Sept.  14.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  Lewis  Morris, 


vol.  viil]  LAND  PAPERS.  149 

Page. 
1720.        by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  general,  [with  draught,] 

{seepage  25,)  (New  Windsor,  Orange  county,) 27 

Sept.  15.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Orange,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  Andrew  Nicolls, 
by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,  [with  draught,] 
(Cornwall,  Orange  county,) 28 

Petition  of  James  Graham,  praying  a  patent  for  two  tracts 
of  land,  of  1,000  acres  each,  laid  out  for  him,  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  pursuant  to  warrant,  (Newburgh  and  New 
Windsor,  Orange  county,)  {see  vol.  vii,  page  198,) 29 

Oct.  25.  Petition  of  Mary  Van  Ranselaer,  widow,  relict  of 
Kilian  Van  Ranselaer,  of  the  manor  of  Ranselaerwick, 
late  proprietor,  complaining  of  Johannes  Apple,  for 
obstructing  the  survey  of  a  certain  parcel  of  land,  within 
the  bounds  of  said  manor,  consisting  of  six  flatts,  and 
containing  about  100  acres  in  the  whole,  with  200  acres 
of  woodland,  adjoining  to  the  said  flatts,  {see  vol.  vn, 
page  64,)   30 

1719.  April  23.  Warrant  of  survey,  issued  upon  the  petition  of 

Kilian  Van  Ranselaer,  to  lay  out  the  land  therein  men- 
tioned,        31 

1720.  Aug.  15.  Affidavit  of  Andries  Coeyman,  Garrit  Van  Schaick 

and  Daniel  Winne,  in  relation  to  the  survey  of  a  certain 
parcel  of  land,  within  the  bounds  of  the  manor  of  Ranse- 
laerwick, and  the  obstruction  offered  thereto,  by  Johannes 
Apple  and  Teunis  Slingerlandt,  {see  next  above,) 32 

Aug.  3.  Copy  of  the  notice  served  upon  Johannes  Apple, 
informing  him  of  the  day  when  the  lines  of  the  patent, 
held  by  said  Apple,  in  company  with  Teunis  Slingerlandt, 
within  the  bounds  of  Renselaerwyck,  will  be  run,  with. .     33 

Aug.  24.  Affidavit  of  Philip  Verplanck,  in  relation  to  the 
service  of  the  same,  {see  above,) 33 

1719.  Aug.  6.  Minute  of  council,  upon  the  petition  of  Killian  Van 

Renselaer,  ordering  that  a  copy  of  the  same,  with  the 
depositions  of  Thomas  Williams  and  Peter  Goewey,  be 
served  upon  Johannes  Apple,  and  the  said  Apple  appear 
before  the  board,  that  day  month,  after  the  service  of  the 
said  copies,  to  answer  the  complaint  of  the  said  petition, 

with  34 

Oct.  22.  Minute  of  council,  upon  the  appearance  of  Johannes 
Apple  before  the  board, 34 

1720.  Nov.    3.  Petition   of    Coenraat    Borghart    and   Elias   Van 

Schaack,  for  a  warrant  of  survey  for  3,590  acres  of  land 
lying  near  Kinderhook  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river 
near  their  farms,  with  {see  vol.  vi,  page  173,) 35 

Nov.  4.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 35 

Nov.  16.  Petition  of  Charles  Brodhead  and  Cornelius  Elt- 
ing,  trustees  of  the  town  of  Marbletown,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  the  freeholders 
and  inhabitants  of  the  said  town,  praying  to  be  heard  by 
their  council,  the  bill  for  settling  the  boundaries  between 


]  50  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  viii. 

Tagc. 

1720.  the  towns  of  Hurley  and  Marbletown   aforesaid,  before 
the  same  shall  pass  into  a  law, 36 

1721.  Oct.  31.  Survey  of  the  line  of  Marbletown,  Ulster  Co.,  [with 

map,]   37 

1720.  Nov.   18.  Petition  of  Catherina  Brett,  widow,  praying  a 

special  warrant  for  a  tract  of  land  in  Dutchess  county, 
lying  upon  and  adjacent  to  the  Wappings  kill  or  creek, '   39 

Nov.  28.  Petition  of  John  Haskoll,  for  a  grant  of  2,000  acres 
out  of  the  vacant  and  unappropriated  land  in  the  province, 
with 40 

Dec.  7.  Report  of  A.  De  Peyster  and  others  of  the  council, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 40 

1721.  Feb.  3.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Johnston,  junior,  for 

two  certain  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  1,000 
acres  each,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans, 41 

Feb.  9.  Petition  of  Catherina  Bratt,  for  a  warrant  of  survey 
for  a  certain  tract  or  parcel  of  land  in  Dutchess  county, 
lying  upon  and  adjacent  to  the  Wappings  kill  or  creek, 
{see page  39,) 42 

May  23.  Warrant  of  survey  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  con- 
firmed by  patent  to  Henry  Van  Ranslaier,  beginning  at 
the  Kinderhook  creek  over  against  Major  Abraham  Staats 
house  by  Hudson's  river,  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  from  thence  southerly  along  the  same  until  opposite 
the  south  side  of  Vasterix  Island  by  a  creek  called  Wag- 
hankasick,  and  stretching  from  thence  into  the  woods  24 
English  miles,  from  thence  to  the  N.  E.  corner  of  Kinder- 
hook  patent,  and  by  the  bounds  of  the  same  to  Major 
Abraham's  fall  upon  Kinderhook  creek,  thence  down  ye 
said  creek  to  the  place  of  beginning, 43 

June  28.  Petition  of  Daniel  Brondige  and  Samuel  Hunt,  for 
a  warrant  of  survey  for  the  White  Plains  purchase,  (West- 
chester Co.,) 44 

June  28.  Warrant  of  survey  for  White  Plains,  in  the  county 
of  Westchester, 45 

June  28.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  lands  belonging  to 
Daniel  Brondige  and  Samuel  Hunt,  and  lying  within  the 
bounds  of  the  White  Plains  purchase  in  the  county  of 
Westchester, 46 

June  28.  Certificate  of  land  to  Capt.  Vincent  Pierce,  for  a 
tract  of  land  lying  and  being  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,  [seepage  26,)  (Cornwall  and  New  Windsor,  Or- 
ange Co.,) 47 

June  28.  Certificate  to  Lewis  Morris,  for  a  certain  tract  of 
land  lying  and  being  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part 
of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans  (see 
page  27,)   (New  Windsor,  Orange  Co.,) 4& 

July  1.  Petition  of  Vincent  Pearse,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
certain  tract  of  1,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to 


vol.  viii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  151 

Page. 
1721.        Capt.  John   Evans,  {see  page  47,)    (Cornwall  and  New 

Windsor,  Orange  Co.,) 49 

July  1.  Petition  of  Lewis  Morris,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
certain  tract  of  1,000  acres  of  vacant  land  lying  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (see  page  48,)  (New  Windsor,  Or- 
ange Co.,) 50 

July  1.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Vincent  Pierce,  for  a  cer- 
tain tract  of  1,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,  (seepage  49,)  (Cornwall  and  New  Windsor,  Or- 
ange Co.,) 51 

July  1.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Lewis  Morris  and  Vincent 
Pierce,  for  two  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
to  hold  the  same  in  severalty,  (seepage  47,  et  seq.,) 52 

Petition  of  Gilbert  Livingston  and  others,  proprietors  of  a 
certain  tract  of  land  formerly  granted  to  Col.  Henry 
Beekman,  deceased,  bounded  upon  the  patent  granted  to 
Francis  Rumbout  &  Co.,  praying  a  warrant  for  the  run- 
ning and  ascertaining  the  south  and  east  limits  of  said 
Rumbout's  patent,  in  order  for  the  better  discovering  the 
division  line  between  their  land  and  the  said  patent,. ...     53 

July  7.  Petition  of  Catherina  Brett,  widow,  praying  for  pro- 
tection against  certain  Indians  who  violently  obstructed 
the  surveyor  in  running  the  lines  of  her  lands  near  the 
Wapping's  kill  in  Dutchess  county,  and  threatened  her 
with  bodily  harm,  and  "  that  measures  may  be  taken  for 
bringing  to  condign  punishment  all  persons  who  have 
been  instrumental  in  the  stirring  up  and  inciting  said 
Indians  to  such  violent  and  dangerous  practices,"  (see 
page  42,) 54 

July  26.  Petition  of  Andrew  Nicolls,  praying  a  patent  for 
1,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  being  part 
of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (see 
page  28,)  (Cornwall,  Orange  Co.,) 55 

Aug.  15.  Exemplification  of  a  description  of  a  survey  of  two 
tracts  of  wood  land,  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river  by  Kinderhook,  one  containing  3,590  acres,  bounded 
to  ye  west  by  Claverock's  creek,  and  ye  Kinderhook  creek 
and  on  ye  other  sides  by  ye  King's  woods,  the  other  con- 
taining 410  acres,  bounded  to  ye  north  by  the  manor  of 
Ranslierswick,  to  the  south  by  the  bounds  of  the  general 
patent  of  Kinderhook,  to  the  west  by  the  land  of  Andreas 
Gardiner,  and  to  the  east  by  the  King's  woods,  laid  out 
for  Conrat  Borghart  and  Elias  Van  Schak,  by  John  Beatty, 
dep.  survr.,  (see  vol.  vi,  page  173,) 56 

Aug.  16.  Petition  of  John  Waldron,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  out  of  the  vacant  lands  in  the  province,  with 57 

Oct.  2.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, =     57 

Aug.  16.  Petition  of  Patrick  Hume,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  out  of  the  vacant  lands  in  this  province,  with 58 


152  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  viii. 

Pago. 
1721.  Oct.  2.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to 

whom  the  same  was  referred, 58 

Aug.  24.  Petition  of  John  Haskall,  praying  a  patent  for  2,000 
acres  of  land  laid  out  for  him  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
adjoining  the  land  of  Chambers  &  Southerland,  and  the 
land  laid  out  for  the  German  families,  (vol.  vii,  page  33,  et 

seq.,)  (New  Windsor,  Orange  Co.,) 59 

July  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  John  Haskol, 
by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  gen.,  [with  draught,]  (see 

next  above,)  (New  Windsor,  Orange  Co.,) 60 

Aug.  24.  Petition  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  to  have  the  lands 
owned  by  them  in  Westchester  county  erected  into   a 

township, 61 

August  24.  Warrant  for  letters  patent  of  incorporation,  for 
the  lands  of  Robert  Walter  and  others,  in  Westchester 

county, 62 

Sept.  29.  Petition  of  James  Smith,  for  a  grant  of  2,000  acres, 

out  of  the  vacant  land  in  the  province,  with 63 

Oct.  2.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 

whom  the  same  was  referred, 63 

Sept.  29.  Petition  of  Wm.  Bradford,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 

acres,  out  of  the  land  lying  vacant  in  the  province,  with     64 
Oct.  2.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 

whom  the  same  was  refeiTed, 64 

Oct.  3.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land, 
in  Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown,  for  Patrick 

Hume,  (see  page  58,) 65 

Account  of  patents,  from  Dec.  1719,  to  Oct.,  1730, 66 

Oct.  3.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land  in 
Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown,  for  John  Wal- 

dron,  (see page  57,) 67 

Oct.  3.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land, 
in  Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown,  for  James 

Smith, 68 

Oct.  3.  Petition  of  James  Henderson,  praying  a  patent  for, 
2,000  acres  of  land,  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated  in 

the  province, 69 

Oct.  3.  Report   of    Gerard:  Beekman   and   others,   of   the 

council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 69 

Oct.  4.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land, 
in  Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown,  for  James 

Henderson, 70 

Oct.  23.  Petition  of  Major  John  Hardenbrooke,  on  behalf  of 
i  himself  and  others,  the  owners  of  a  certain  tract  of  land, 
situate  and  being  in  the  counties  of  Ulster  and  Albany,  for 
a  warrant  to  survey,  and  lay  out  such  parts  of  the  bounds 
of  Kingstowne,  Hurley,  Marble  Towne,  Rochester  and 
other  patented  lands,  lying  next  to  their  tract  aforesaid, 
as  shall  be  thought  necessary  to  ascertain  the  true  bounds 
thereof, 71 


vol.  vih.]  LAND  PAPERS.  153 

Pago. 

1721.  Oct.  23.  Warrant  of  survey,  to  conform  with  the  prayer  of 

the  foregoing  petition, 72 

Oct.  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  wood  land,  on 
the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
extending  south  from  Kinderhook  along  the  river,  to  the 
north  bounds  of  Livingston  manor,  and  thence  on  an 
easterly  course,  24  miles  to  Westenhook,  laid  out  for 
Hendrick  Van  Renselaer,  by  James  Livingston,  dep. 
survr.,  [with  draught,]  (see  page  43,)  (Claverack,  Colum- 
bia Co.,) ' 73 

Oct.  7.  Petition  of  Thomas  Garland,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated  in  the 
province, : 74 

Nov.  2.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 74 

Oct.  23.  Petition  of  Richard  Ashfield  and  Evert  Wendell,  for 
a  grant  of  2,000  acres,  of  the  land  lying  unsettled  and 
uncultivated  in  this  province,  with 75 

Nov.  2.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 75 

Nov.  7.  Petition  of  Lewis  Morris  and  others,  for  a  license  to 
purchase  12,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  upon  the  Mohacks 
river,  of  the  native  Indian  proprietors, 76 

Nov.  9.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 76 

Nov.  9.  License  to  Lewis  Morris  and  others,  to  purchase 
12,000  acres  of  land,  upon  the  Mohacks  river,  of  the 
native  Indian  proprietors, 77 

Nov.  10.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Vanhorne,  for  a  grant  of 
2,000  acres,  of  the  land  now  lying  unsettled  and  unculti- 
vated in  this  province, 78 

Dec.  4.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 78 

Nov.  10.  Petition  of  Henry  Lane,  for  a  grant  of  2,000  acres, 
of  the  land  now  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated  in  this 
province,  with 79 

Dec.  4.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 79 

Nov.  10.  Petition  of  John  Van  Home,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres,  of  the  land  now  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated  in 
this  province,  with 80 

Dec.  4.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 80 

Nov.  10.  Petition  of  Richard  Alsup,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres,  of  the  land  now  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated  hi 
this  province,  with 81 

1722.  Jan.  9.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 

whom  the  same  was  referred, 81 

1 721.  Nov.  14.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  adjoining  the  lands  granted  to  Cad- 
wallader  Colden  and  Cornelius  Low  &  Co.,  laid  out  for 
Patrick  Hume,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  surveyor  genl., . .  82 
20 


154  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  virr. 

Page. 
1721.  Nov.  15.  Caveat  entered  by  David  Ogden  and  Caleb  Hyatt, 
in  behalf  of  themselves  and  many  others  of  the  inhabitants 
of  White  Plains,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  against  the 
proceedings  of  Daniel  Brondige  and  Samuell  Hunt,  under 
colour  of  a  warrant  obtained  by  them,  to  survey  and 
ascertain  the  land  belonging  to  them,  within  the  White 
Plains  aforesaid ;  also  praying  that  no  return  of  survey 
made  thereon  may  be  filed,  nor  any  futher  power  or  autho- 
rity granted  them,  until  the  said  Ogden,  Hyatt  and  others, 
shall  be  heard  thereupon, 83 

Nov.  22.  Letter  from  Mr.  Wileman  to  Mr.  Bobin,  deputy 
secretary,  requesting  him  "  to  draw  a  petition,  in  ye  new 
fforme,  for  Jacobus  Bruyn  and  Henry  Wileman,  for  2,600 
acres  of  land,  and  putt  it  in  councill  ye  next  councill  day,"     84 

Nov.  22.  Petition  of  Jacobus  Bruyn  and  Henry  Wileman, 
for  a  grant  of  2,600  acres,  of  the  land  lying  vacant  and 
unappropriated  in  this  province, 85 

Nov.  28.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 85 

Nov.  28.  Petition  of  Gilbert  Willetand  Edward  Gatehouse, 
for  a  grant  of  4,000  acres  out  of  the  land  lying  vacant 
and  unappropriated  in  this  province, 86 

Nov.  28.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 86 

Dec.  2.  Warrant  of  survey  for  4,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land 
in  Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown,  for  Gilbert 
Willet  and  Edward  Gatehouse,  (2  copies,) 87 

Dec.  2.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,600  acres  of  the  vacant  land 
in  Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown,  for  Jacobus 
Brugh  and  Henry  Wileman,  (see  page  85,) 88 

Petition  of  Samuel  Hunt  and  Daniel  Brondige,  for  a  new 
warrant  of  survey  to  embrace  the  whole  of  the  White 
Plains  purchase,  in  order  the  better  to  ascertain  the  limits 
and  bounds  of  their  several  rights  therein,  (Westchester 
Co.,)  (see  page  83,) 89 

Dec.  7.  Order  for  a  warrant  to  survey  all  lands  ungranted  by 
the  crown,  in  and  about  the  White  Plains,  and  to  describe 
and  ascertain  the  pretensions  of  Daniel  Brondage  and 
Samuel  Hunt,  in  and  about  the  same, 89 

Dec.  21.  Petition  of  Joseph  Budd  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  of  confirmation  for  a  tract  of  land  called  the  White 
Plains,   (Westchester  Co.,) 91 

Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 91 

Dec.  23.  Description  of  a  survey  of  5,500  acres  of  land  in 
Westchester  county,  known  by  the  name  of  the  White 
Plains;  also  380  acres,  being  part  of  the  aforesaid  tract, 
for  Samuel  Hunt,  and  300  acres,  being  part  of  the  same, 
for  Daniel  Brondige ;  Robt.  Crooke,  dep.  surveyor,  (see 
page  89,) , 92 

Nov.  27.  Petition  of  Stephen  Deblois,  for  a  grant  of  1,000 
acres  of  the  land  now  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated  in 
this  province,  with 93 


vol.  vin.]  LAND  PAPERS.  155 

Page. 

1721.  Dec.  21.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to 

whom  the  same  was  referred, 03 

1722.  Jan.  11.  Warrant  of  survey  for  1,000  acres  of  the  vacant 

land  in  Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown,  for 
Stephen  Dublois, 93 

1721.  Dec.  7.  Petition  of  Peter  Vanderlyn  and  Thomas  Foller,  for 

a  grant  of  4,000  acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant  and  unap- 
propriated in  this  province,  with 94 

Dec.  27.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 94 

Dec.  12.  Petition  of  John  Dupuy,  for  a  grant  of  2,000  acres 
of  the  land  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated  in  this  pro- 
vince, with 95 

1722.  Jan.  9.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to 

whom  the  same  was  referred, 95 

Petition  of  Burger  Minders,  for  a  warrant  of  survey  for  500 
acres  of  vacant  land  adjoining  the  land  now  in  his  posses- 
sion, and  bounded  to  land  granted  to  Alexander  Beard 
and  Alderman  Kipp  and  company,  being  part  of  Evans' 
patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown, 96 

Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land  in 
Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown, 97 

Jan.  10.  Petition  of  Lancaster  Symes  and  others,  for  a  spe- 
cial warrant  to  suiwey  Staten  Island,  in  order  to  discover, 
lay  out  and  ascertain  the  sundry  parcels  of  land  and 
meadow  granted  them  upon  a  former  petition,  with  (see 
vol.  iv,  page  158,) 98 

Feb.  17.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others,  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 98 

Jan.  10.  Petition  of  Robt.  Walter  and  others,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  8,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  upon  the  Mohaks 
river,  of  the  native  Indian  proprietors,  with 99 

Jan.  17.  Report  of  Gerard:  Beekman  and  others  of  the 
council,  upon  whom  the  same  was  referred, 99 

Jan.  11.  Petition  of  Samuel  Hunt  and  Daniel  Brondige, 
praying  a  patent  for  two  tracts  of  land  in  the  White 
Plains,  in  Westchester  county,  one  containing  300,  the 
other  380  acres,  with  (see  page  92,) 100 

Jan.  17.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 100 

Affidavit  of  Edward  Rogers,  concerning  the  lands  of  Samuel 
Hunt,  in  the  White  Plains  purchase,  (see  next  above,) ...    101 

Jan.  12.  Indian  deed  to  Lewis  Morris  and  others,  for  a  cer- 
tain tract  of  meadow  and  woodland,  lying  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Maquaes  river,  about  eleven  miles  above  Fort 
Hunter,  beginning  from  the  east  side  of  a  certain  creek 
by  the  said  river  side,  called  and  known  by  the  name  of 
Onezereah,  and  so  runs  up  along  the  said  river  to  the  west 
side  of  a  brook  called  Utsogowanhe,  and  thence  into  the 
woods  to  the  depth  of  one  mile  in  a  straight  line,  embrac- 
ing all  the  lands  between  the  said  creeks  to  the  distance 
aforesaid  into  the  woods  from  said  river,  (see  page  76,  et 
seq.,) 102 


156  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  vih. 

Page. 
1722.  Jan.  18.  Petition  of  Garret  Vanhorn  and  others,  owners  of 
that  space  of  ground  in  the  city  of  New  York,  upon  the 
shore  of  the  East  river,  bounding  upon  low  water  mark, 
from  Rip  Van  Dam,  his  corner  at  the  lower  end  of  Maiden 
Lane,  to  the  corner  of  Thomas  Clark  that  comes  from 
Wall  street,  and  the  wharves  thereon,  praying  a  grant  of 
so  much  of  the  soil  of  said  river  as  is  beyond  low  water 
mark,  within  the  space  of  two  hundred  feet  from  the  pre- 
sent wharfs,  within  the  bounds  aforesaid,  in  order  to 
extend  said  wharfs  for  the  convenience  of  trade, 103 

Jan.  23.  Report  of  Gerard:  Beekman  and  others  of  the 
council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 103 

Jan.  1 1 .  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  tract  of  land  called  the 
White  Plains,  and  to  describe  and  ascertain  the  preten- 
sions and  claims  of  Joseph  Budd  and  others,  therein,  (see 
page  91,)   (Westchester  Co.,) 104 

Jan.  11.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant 
land  in  Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown,  for  John 
Depuy, 105 

Jan.  18.  Petition  of  Francis  Harison  and  others,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  12,000  acres  of  vacant  land  on  the  Mohacks 
river,  of  the  native  Indian  proprietors,  with 106 

Jan.  18.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and  others  of  the  council,  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 106 

Jan.  22.  License  to  Francis  Harrison  and  others,  to  purchase 
12,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in  ye  Mohacks  county,  within 
this  province,  of  the  native  Indian  proprietors, 107 

Jan.  23.  Order  to  surveyor   general,  to  prepare  a  map  of 
the  soil  of  the  East  river,  in  the  city  of  New  York,  peti 
tioned  for  by  Garret  Vanhorn  and  others,  for  the  extension 
of  their  wharves,  (seepage  103,) 109 

Jan.  21.  Petition  of  Thomas  Jansen  and  Thomas  Cock,  in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  the  freeholders  and  in- 
habitants of  Marbletowne,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  praying 
that  the  inhabitants  of  Hurley  may  be  restrained  from 
committing  any  further  waste  upon  the  lands  in  contest 
between  the  said  towns,  until  the  true  bounds  and  limits 
of  their  respective  rights  shall  be  determined, 110 

Jan.  22.  Petition  of  the  mayor,  aldermen  and  commonalty,  of 
the  city  of  New  York,  praying  that  the  application  of 
sundry  of  the  city's  grantees,  for  leave  to  extend  the 
wharves,  between  the  corner  of  the  slip,  by  the  end  of 
Wall  street,  and  the  slip  at  the  end  of  Maiden  lane,  may 
be  rejected ;  also  for  a  confirmation  for  their  charter ;  for 
leave  to  choose  a  double  number  of  constables  in  their 
wards,  and  other  privileges,  (see  page  109,) Ill 

Jan.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  Thomas  Gar- 
land, by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,  (see  page  74,) 
(New  Paltz,) 112 

Jan.  25.  Certificate  to  Thomas  Garland  for  2,000  acres  of 


vol.  viii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  157 


1722.        land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  tract 

formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (see  next  above.)  1 13 

Jan.  26.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Thomas  Garland,  for  2,000 
acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 114 

Jan.  26.  Map  of  the  soil  of  the  East  river,  showing  the  pro- 
posed extension  of  the  wharves,  between  Maiden  lane  and 
Wall  street,  in  the  city  of  New  York,  Cadwallader 
Colden,  survr.  genl.,  (see  page  109,) 114 

Feb.  1.  Petition  of  Abraham  Kettletas  and  others,  on  behalf 
of  themselves  and  most  of  the  inhabitants  of  the  city  of 
New  York,  more  especially  of  Queens  street,  against  the 
petition  of  Garret  Van  Horn  and  others,  for  leave  to 
extend  the  wmarves,  between  Maiden  lane  and  Wall 
street,  and  that  they  may  be  heard  by  their  counsel  upon 
the  same,  (see  next  above,) 115 

Feb.  2.  Letter  of  Thomas  Clarke,  to  atty.  genl.,  authorizing 
him  to  insert  name  of  Cornells  Low,  in  patent,  for  a 
certain  wharf, 116 

Feb.  13.  Minute  of  council,  upon  the  petition  of  the  mayor, 
aldermen  and  commonalty  of  the  city  of  New  York,  and 
the  petition  of  Garret  Van  Home  and  others,  (see  pages 
103,  111,) 11 7 

Feb.  5.  Report  of  Gerard  :  Beekman  and  others,  of  the 
council,  to  whom  was  referred  the  petition  of  Garret  Van 
Home  and  others, 117 

Feb.  12.  Petition  of  Thomas  Braine,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  of  land,  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated,  in  this 
province, 118 

Feb.  22.  Report  of  Lewis  Morris,  Jun.,  chairman  of  the 
committee  of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred,  . .    118 

Feb.  14.  Petition  of  Robert  Walter  and  Henry  Beekman, 
for  a  grant  of  4,000  acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant  and 
unappropriated  in  this  province, 119 

Feb.  23.  Report  of  Lewis  Morris,  Jim.,  chairman  of  the 
committee  of  council,  to  wThom  wras  referred  the  petition 
of  Robert  Walter  and  Henry  Beekman, 120 

Feb.  15.  Petition  of  Robert  Crook,  for  a  grant  of  1,500  acres 
of  the  land  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated,  in  this  pro- 
vince,      121 

Feb.  16.  Petition  of  George  Burnet,  for  a  grant  of  1,000 
acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated,  in  this 
province,  with 122 

Report  of  Lewis  Morris,  Jun.,  chairman  of  the  committee  of 
council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 122 

Feb.  24.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  1,000  acres  of  the  vacant 
land  of  Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown,  for  George 
Burnet, 123 

Feb.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  White  Plains,  and 
the  bounds  of  the  claims  of  Joseph  Budd  and  others 
therein,  Will'm  Forster,  dep'y  surveyor,  (Westchester 
county,)  (see  page  104,) 124 

Feb.  24.  Draught  of  the  White  Plains,  (Westchester  Co.,)  .   125 

Feb.  26.  Report  of  Fra  :    Harrison,  chairman  of  the  com- 


158  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  viii. 

Page. 
1722.       mittee,  to  whom  was  referred  the  claims  of  all  parties 

concerned  in  the  White  Plains,  (Westchester  county,).  . .    126 

Feb.  22.  Petition  of  Edward  Blagge  and  Johannis  Hey,  for 
a  grant  of  4,000  acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant  and  unap- 
propriated, in  this  province,  with 127 

Feb.  26.  Report  of  Fra :  Harison,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee, to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 127 

Feb.  23.  Deposition  of  Abraham  De  Lameter,  concerning 
the  bounds,  set  out  by  the  Indians,  for  a  tract  of  land 
between  the  Fish  kill  and  the  Wappauks  kill,  in  Dutchess 
county, 128 

Feb.  23.  Petition  of  John  Teller  and  Jacobus  Stoutenburgh, 
for  a  grant  of  3,000  acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant  and 
unappropriated,  in  this  province, 129 

Petition  of  John  Chambers,  for  a  grant  of  1,000  acres  of  the 
land  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated,  in  this  province,  with  130 

Feb.  24.  Report  of  Fra  :  Harison,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee, to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 130 

March  1.  Warrant  of  survey,  to  run  out  and  ascertain  the 
limits  and  bounds  of  the  land  granted  to  Andrew  Nicolls, 
in  Ulster  county,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans, 131 

March  1.  Warrant  of  survey,  to  run  out  and  ascertain  the 
limits  and  bounds  of  the  land  granted  to  John  Lawrence, 
in  Ulster  county,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans, 132 

March  1.  Warrant  of  survey,  to  run  out  and  ascertain  the 
limits  and  bounds  of  the  land  granted  to  Patrick  Home, 
in  Ulster  county,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted 
to  Ca})t.  John  Evans, 133 

March  2.  Warrant  of  survey,  to  run  out  and  ascertain,  for 
Peter  Low,  the  limits  and  bounds  of  a  tract  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  within  the  precincts  of  Rochester, 
beginning  by  a  great  fall,  called  Honeck,  from  thence  up 
the  creek,  northerly,  to  ye  high  mountains,  including  sev- 
eral small  parcels  of  land,  called,  by  ye  Lidian  names, 
Wasshawassinck,  Eghonok,  Maghgkenigkonk,  Tamina- 
wawaghghink,  Ragawaak,  Showarawahonk,  with  all  ye 
uplands  thereunto  belonging,  and  also  all  ye  land  that 
lyes  on  ye  Mombackus  kill,  within  the  bounds  belonging 
to  the  Indians,  from  ye  bounds  of  Kahansinck  to  the 
bounds  of  the  high  mountains,  as  the  said  bounds  were 
formerly  settled,  by  the  articles  of  peace  with  them,  includ- 
ing all  the  parcels  of  land  called  Malaghonk,  Maggewakke, 
Tapoonus,  with  all  the  lands  thereunto  belonging,  without 
any  reservation,  except  about  200  acres,  granted  to  War- 
near  Koornbeck, 134 

March  7.  Petition  of  Jan  Christian  Garlick  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  meadow  and  wood  land  in 
Mohacks  country,  beginning  in  the  woods  two  or  three 
miles  from  the  Mohacks  river,  at  a  kill  or  creek  called 
Canida's  kill,  from  thence  along  the  bounds  of  Hendrick 
Hansen  &  Co.,  and  Harmen  Van  Slyck  &  Co.,  to  Garoga 


vol.  vni.]  LAND  PAPERS.  159 

Page. 

1722.  creek,  and  up  along  the  same  to  Cajaduta  creek,  from 
thence  to  the  aforesaid  Canida's  creek,  and  down  along 
the  same  to  the  place  of  beginning,  with 135 

March  8.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  chairman  of  the  committee 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 135 

March  7.  Petition  of  William  York  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohacks  country,  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  Schohare,  beginning  on  the  east  side 
of  Schohare  kill,  at  the  south  boimds  of  a  patent  granted 
to  Myndert  Schuyler  &  Co.,  and  on  the  west  side  of  said 
kill,  at  the  south  bouuds  of  a  patent  granted  to  Adam 
Vrooman,  so  going  up  south  along  both  sides  of  said 
kill,  and  the  foot  of  the  hills  as  they  wind  and  turn  till 
it  takes  in  six  hundred  acres,  with 136 

March  8.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  chairman  of  the  committee 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 136 

March  9.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  tract  of  land  petitioned 
for  by  Jan  Christian  Garlick  and  others,  to  be  laid  out 
according  to  the  report  made  thereon  by  the  committee  of 
council,  (seepage  135,) 137 

March  9.  License  to  John  Conrad  Weiser  and  others,  to  pur- 
chase a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohacks  country,  three  miles 
distant  from  any  part  of  the  Mohacks  river, 138 

March  10.  Certificate  to  Saml.  Hunt  and  Danl.  Brondage, 
for  two  tracts  of  land  on  the  White  Plains,  in  Westches- 
ter county,  one  containing  264,  the  other  294  acres, 139 

March  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  264  acres  of  land  being 
part  of  the  White  Plains,  for  Samuel  Hunt,  and  197  acres 
part  of  the  same,  for  Daniel  Brondige,  Cadwallader  Col- 
den,  survr.  gen.,  (Westchester  Co.,) 140 

March  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  4,435  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Westchester,  commonly  known  by  the  name 
of  the  White  Plains,  laid  out  for  Joseph  Bud  and  others, 
by  Cadwallader  Colden, 141 

March  3.  Petition  of  Godfred  De  Wulffen,  for  a  grant  of  150 
acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated  in  this 
province,  with 143 

March  12.  Report  of  R.  Walter,  chairman  of  the  committee 
of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 143 

March  24.  Warrant  of  survey  for  150  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  for  Godfried  Dewulfen, 143 

March  24.  Petition  of  Hugh  Munro,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  of  the  vacant  and  unappropriated  land  in  this  pro- 
vince,      144 

March  24.  Report  of  R.  Walter,  chairman  of  the  committee 
of  the  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 144 

March  24.  Petition  of  Anne  Ilooglandt,  praying  a  grant  for 
so  much  of  the  2,000  acres  allotted  to  her  husband  in  his 
lifetime,  in  the  patent  of  Wawayunda  as  shall  be  found 
to  lie  within  the  bounds  of  Evans  patent, 1 45 

Oct.  4.  Report  of  Gerard :  Beekman,  from  the  committee  to 
whom  the  same  was  referred, 115 

April  5.  Petition  of  Detcrich  Marterstock,  praying  a  patent 


160  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  viii. 

Page. 
1722.        for  500  acres  of  land  in  this  province  of  which  the  crown 

now  stands  vested, 146 

April  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,500  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  upon  Shawungunk  river,  being  part 
of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out 
for  Jacobus  Bruyn  and  Henry  Wilernan,  by  Cadwallader 
Colder,  survr.  gen., 149 

April  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  in  Ulster 
county,  (or  in  Orange  county  near  the  bounds  of  the 
county  of  Ulster,)  being  part  of  the  re-assumed  lands  of 
Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  John  Lawrence,  by  Cad- 
walladen  Colden,  survr.  gen., 150 

March  27.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  in 
Orange  county,  on  the  Murderer's  creek,  being  part  of  the 
re-assumed  lands  of  Capt.  John  Evans,  granted  by  patent 
to  Andrew  Nicolls,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  gen.,. . . .   151 

May  7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,250  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Orange,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  John  Dupuy,  by  Cad- 
wallader Colden,  survr.  gen., 152 

May  7.  Certificate  to  John  Dupuy,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Orange,  containing  1,250  acres,  being 
part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, . .   153 

May  8.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Dupuy,  for  a  tract  of 
land  in  the  county  of  Orange, 154 

May  22.  Petition  of  Jaques  Pullion,  for  a  warrant  of  survey 
to  run  out  and  ascertain  the  precise  bounds  of  a  tract  of 
land  on  the  south  side  of  Staten  Island,  confirmed  by 
patent  to  one  John  Bodine,  and  now  vested  in  the  peti- 
tioner, (see  vol.  iv,  page  141,) 155 

May  23.  Petition  of  Henry  Van  Ranselaer,  in  relation  to 
the  iDretensions  of  Coonradt  Borghardt  and  Elias  Van 
Schaack,  and  praying  a  warrant  to  run  out  and  ascertain 
the  northern  and  eastern  bounds  of  Claverack, 156 

May  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  adjoining  the  patent  of 
Jacobus  Kip  and  others,  laid  out  for  William  Bradford, 
by  Cadwallader  Colden,  surveyor  gen., 157 

May  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  William  Bradford,  for  a 
tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 158 

June  20.  Warrant  of  survey  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  Ma- 
hauks  country,  about  three  miles  from  the  river  at  a  kill 
called  Otsquage,  purchased  under  a  license  by  John  Con- 
Weisser,  junior,  and  others,  beginning  by  a  creek  which 
comes  in  the  kill  of  Otsquage,  and  so  running  up  west  on 
both  sides  of  the  said  kill  Otsquage  to  a  place  called  the 
Keykuyt, 159 

June  20.  Certificate  to  Godfried  Dewulfen,  for  a  tract  of  150 
acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  lying  on  the  west 
bank  of  Hudson's  river,  (seepage  142,) 160 

June  21.  Petition  of  Charles  Congreve,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  tract  of  land  containing  600  acres,  formerly  laid  out  for 


vol.  viil]  LAND  PAPERS.  161 

Pago. 
1722.        him  in  the  tract  of  land  late  Capt.  John  Evans,  with  the 

addition  of  200  acres  adjoining  to  the  same, 161 

June  23.  Petition  of  Charles  Congreve,  for  a  grant  of  800 
acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated  in  this 
province,  162 

June  28.  Petition  of  Adrian  Gerritse,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  the  patentees  of  the  town  of  Hurly,  in  rela- 
tion to  the  division  line  between  Marbletown  and  Hurly,  163 

June  16.  Affidavit  of  Albert  Roosa,  one  of  the  trustees  of 
the  town  of  Hurley,  that  Cornells  Eltinge,  in  the  month 
of  January,  hath  carried  away  wood  from  the  land  in  dis- 
pute between  Hurley  and  Marbletown, 164 

May  4.  Map  of  2,740  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
being  the  tract  in  difference  between  the  towns  of  Hurley 
and  "Marbletown,  surveyed  at  the  request  of  the  trustees 

of  Hurly  town,  by  Corns.  Low,  junr.,  dept.  survr., 165 

1718.  Nov  26.  Map  demonstrating  how  the  lines  of  Hurly  run  to 
the  bounds  of  the  New  Paltz,  as  expressed  by  their 
patent  and  act  of  Generall  Assembly,  surveyed  by  Henry 

Van  Derburgh,  dept.  survr., . . .  , 166 

1722.  July  5.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Elting,  in  relation  to  the  lands 
in  dispute  between  Marbletown  and  Hurley,  and  his  own 
right  therein, 167 

June  1.  Affidavit  of  Cornelius  Elting,  that  the  lands  held  by 
him  and  his  ancestors  for  many  y^ars  past,  in  the  town  of 
Marbletown,  have  by  the  division  line  lately  established, 
fallen  within  the  town  of  Hurley, 167 

July  9.  Indian  deed  to  John  Conrad  Weiser,  junr.,  and 
others,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  and  being  on  both 
sides  of  the  Mohaugs  river,  beginning  at  the  first  carry- 
ing place,  being  the  eastermost  bounds,  called  by  the 
natives  Astenrogen,  running  along  on  both  sides  of  the 
said  river  westerly  unto  Ganendagaraen  or  the  upper  end 
of  it,  it  being  about  twenty-four  English  miles  long  on 
both  sides  of  the  said  river,  together  with  all  the  wood- 
land northerly  and  southerly  of  the  said  meadow  land,  as 
far  as  the  said  Palintins  or  high  Dutch  men  please, 168 

July  30.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  Stephen  Du- 
blois,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 169 

July  30.  Certificate  to  Stephen  Dublois,  for  a  certain  tract 
of  1,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part 
of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 1 70 

Aug.  9.  Affidavit  of  Albert  Miner,  concerning  the  bounds  of 
the  highlands  and  Evans'  patent, 171 

Feb.  13.  Affidavit  of  Francis  Wessels,  concerning  the  bounds 
of  the  highlands  and  Evans'  patent, 172 

Feb.  13.  Affidavit  of  John  D'Honneur,  concerning  the  bounds 
of  the  highlands, 173 

Feb.  13.  Affidavit  of  Cornelius  Low,  concerning  the  bounds 
of  the  highlands, 174 

21 


162  LAND  PAPERS.  vol.  viii. 

Page. 
1722.  Feb.  13.  Affidavit  of  Charles  Phillips,  concerning  the  bounds 

of  the  highlands, 175 

July  6.  Affidavit  of  Peter  Herring,  concerning  the  bounds 
of  the  highlands, 176 

Feb.  13.  Affidavit  of  William  Bond,  concerning  the  bounds 
of  the  highlands, 177 

Aug.  8.  Affidavit  of  David  Provoost,  concerning  the  bounds 
of  the  highlands, 178 

Aug.  8.  Affidavit  of  Goser  Van  Schaick,  concerning  the 
bounds  of  the  highlands, 178 

Aug.  8.  Affidavit  of  Cornelius  Low,  junr.,  concerning  the 
bounds  of  the  highlands, 178 

Aug.  8.  Affidavit  of  Abraham  Wendell,  Harmanus  Fisher, 
Evert  Bogardus  and  Jacob  Schermerhorn,  concerning  the 
bounds  of  the  highlands, 179 

Aug.  8.  Affidavit  of  John  Van  Ness,  concerning  the  bounds 
of  the  highlands, 180 

July  6.  Affidavit  of  Peter  Corteyleau,  concerning  the  bounds 

of  the  highlands, 181 

1718.  Oct.  10.  Memorial  of  Aug:  Graham,  surveyor  general,   in 
relation  to  the  bounds  of  Evans'  patent,  and  the  warrants 

issued  to  him  for  laying  out  lands  therein, 182 

1722.  Feb.  13.  Report  of  R.  Walter  and   others  of  the  council, 

concerning  the  bounds  of  Evans'  patent, 183 

March  1.  WaiTant  of  survey  to  run  out  and  ascertain  the 
limits  and  bounds  of  Evans'  patent, 184 

Caveat  entered  by  Ebenezer  Willson,  John  Van  Home  and 
Anthony  Rutgers,  on  behalf  of  themselves  and  others, 
the  patentees  and  persons  interested  in  the  lands  known 
as  Wawayunda  and  Minisincks,  against  the  recording  of 
the  return  of  any  new  survey  of  the  line  of  division  be- 
twixt the  said  lands  and  the  lands  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  and  against  the  passing  of  any  grant 
for  any  tracts  of  land  comprehended  within  the  aforesaid 
new  supposed  division  line  and  the  former  division  line, 
until  they  be  heard  thereupon  by  their  counsel, 185 

May  30.  Description  of  a  survey  of  part  of  the  limits  and 
bounds  of  Evans'  patent,  beginning  at  Stoney  Point  and 
running  northwest  over  a  hill  part  of  which  makes  the 
Stony  Point,  and  is  called  in  the  Indian,  Kunnoghky  or 
Kunnoghkin,  Cadwallader  Golden,  survr.  general, 186 

Aug.  13.  Report  of  R.  Walter,  chairman  of  the  committee 
of  council,  to  whom  was  referred  the  minute  prepared  by 
the  attorney  general,  upon  a  hearing  of  several  affidavits 
taken,  concerning  the  northwest  line  of  Evans'  patent,. .    187 

Petition  of  John  Scott,  for  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of 
land  lying  about  four  miles  above  Fort  Hunter,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohauks  river, 188 

Aug.  31.  Report  of  Lewis  Morris,  junr.,  chairman  of  the 
committee  of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred,. .   188 

Sept.  3.  Indian  deed  to  Lewis  Morris  and  others,  of  a  cer- 
tain tract  of  meadow  and  wood  land  on  the  south  side  of 
the  Maquaes  river,  about  10  miles  above  Fort  Hunter, 


vol.  viii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  163 


1722.  beginning  from  the  west  side  of  a  hill  by 'the  said  river- 
side, called  by  the  Indians  Kanendahhere,  by  the  Chris- 
r  tians  lately  called  Antony's  nose  and  so  runs  up  along  the 
said  river  to  the  west  side  of  a  certain  creek  called  On- 
nezereah,  from  thence  goes  into  the  woods  the  depth  of 
four  English  miles,  carrying  the  same  breadth  all  the  way 
into  ye  woods  from  the  river  side, 189 

Sept.  6.  Indian  deed  to  Lewis  Morris  and  others,  of  a  certain 
tract  of  meadow  and  wood  land  lying  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Maquaes  river  about  twelve  miles  above  Fort  Hun- 
ter, beginning  from  the  west  side  of  a  certain  kill  by  the 
river  side  called  Utsogowanhe,  and  so  up  along  the  said 
river  westerly  to  a  certain  fountain  known  by  the  name  of 
Goghnonrede,  about  a  quarter  of  a  mile  from  the  river, 
then  into  the  woods  to  the  depth  of  four  English  miles, 
carrying  the  same  breadth  all  the  way  into  the  woods  as 
it  hath  by  the  said  river  side, 1 90 

July  5.  Warrant  of  survey  for  all  such  parcel  or  parcels  of 
land  as  have  been  formerly  possessed  and  enjoyed  by  the 
minister  of  the  parish  of  Rye,  (Westchester  Co.,)    191 

Sept.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  parcels  of  land  for- 
merly possessed  and  enjoyed  by  the  minister  of  the  parish 
of  Rhye,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  one  situate  in  the 
townfield,  beginning  near  the  fence  of  Ebenezer  Kniffen, 
and  containing  about  7^  acres,  the  other  called  the  home 
lot  in  which  the  town  house  or  parsonage  stands,  contain- 
ing about  2  acres,  William  Forster,  dep.  surveyor,  [with 
draught,] 192 

Oct.  3.  Indian  deed  to  Lewis  Morris  and  others,  of  a  certain 
tract  of  meadow  and  wood  land  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Maquaes  river  about  thirteen  miles  above  Fort  Hunter, 
beginning  at  the  river  side  on  the  west  side  of  a  certain 
fountain  called  Ioghnowreda,  which  lies  about  a  quarter 
of  a  mile  from  the  river,  and  so  runs  up  along  the  river 
to  a  hill  called  Tsidiosowenyou,  which  comes  down  to  the 
river,  being  about  three  English  miles  above  Ioghnow- 
reda aforesaid,  thence  runs  into  the  woods  to  the  depth 
of  four  English  miles,  carrying  the  same  breadth  all  the 
way  into  the  woods  as  it  hath  by  the  said  river  side,  as 
also  the  islands  in  the  river  over  against  the  said  meadow 
land, 193 

Oct.  3.  Petition  of  Francis  Harrison,  Lewis  Morris,  junior, 
and  others,  praying  a  patent  for  12,000  acres  of  land 
within  the  bounds  of  a  tract  in  the  Mohauks  country, 
purchased  by  them  under  a  license,  lying  on  the  north 
side  of  the  Mohauks  river,  beginning  at  the  northwest 
bounds  of  the  land  belonging  to  Abraham  De  Peyster  and 
Harmen  Van  Slyck,  running  thence  north  along  the  river 
to  the  place  where  the  river  makes  a  turn  to  the  eastward, 
at  which  place  there  are  two  or  three  islands,  which  is 
little  above  the  castle  called  Dekagjoharone,  and  back 
into  the  woods  five  miles, 194 


164  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  viii. 

Page. 
1722.  Oct.  4.  Report  of  R.  Walter,  chairman  of  the  committee  of 

council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 1 94 

Dee.  16.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  docks  and  wharves  to  be 
erected  on  the  East  river,  between  Maiden  lane  and  Wall 
street  in  the  city  of  New  York, 194 

Dec.  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  that  part  of  the  soil  of 
the  East  river  between  Maiden  lane  and  Wall  street,  in 
the  city  of  New  York,  in  which  the  new  wharves  are  to 
be  erected,  surveyed  for  Garret  Vanhorne  and  others,  by 
Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  gen., 195 

Oct.  3.  Petition  of  John  Scott,  praying  a  patent  for  1,500 
acres  within  the  bounds  of  the  tract  purchased  by  him 
under  a  license,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohauks  river, 
opposite  over  against  the  land  of  John  Collins,  beginning 
at  the  head  of  Kanowahkee  to  the  first  kill  or  creek  so 
joins  to  Orachkee  butting  the  river  northerly,  and  run- 
ning round  under  the  hills  to  the  southward,  together 
with  the  woodland, 197 

Oct.  4.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  chairman  of  the  committee 
of  the  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 197 

Sept.  25.  Petition  of  Christopher  Denne,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  tract  of  about  2,000  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
which  has  been  cut  off  from  Wawayunda,  to  which  he 
supposed  it  proper  belonged  by  the  new  N.  W.  line  of 
Evans  patent,  with 198 

Oct.  4.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 198 

Oct.  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  beginning  at  the  southeast  corner 
of  the  land  laid  out  for  Stephen  Dublois,  laid  out  for 
George  Burnet,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  gen.,   ...    199 

Oct.  19.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,500  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  Mohawk's  river 
about  two  miles  above  Fort  Hunter,  being  part  of  a  larger 
tract  purchased  from  the  Indians,  beginning  at  a  certain 
brook  called  by  the  Indians  Oghrackie,  otherwise  known 
by  the  name  of  Arie's  creek  where  it  falls  into  Maquaes 
river,  laid  out  for  John  Scot,  by  Cadwallader  Colden, 
suvr.  gen., 200 


VOLUME  IX. 


1722-1726. 

Pago. 

1722.  Oct.  19.  Certificate  to  John  Scott,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawk's  river,  about  two  miles 
above  Fort  Hunter, 1 

Oct.  22.  Description  of  survey  of  a  certain  tract  or  parcel  of 
land  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawk's  river,  being  three 
tracts  of  land  purchased  of  the  native  Indians,  beginning 
at  the  northwest  side  of  a  certain  hill  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Maquaes  river,  called  by  the  Indians  Kanendakhe- 
rie  and  lately  called  by  the  Christians  Anthony's  nose, 
containing  6,000  acres,  surveyed  for  Lewis  Morris,  by 
Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 2 

Oct.  23.  Petition  of  Stephen  Dublois,  for  a  grant  of  1,000 
acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated  in  this 
province,   3 

Oct.  24.  Report  of  R.  Walter,  chairman  of  the  committee  of 
council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 3 

Oct.  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Lewis  Morris  and  others, 
for  a  ti-act  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawk 
river,  (see  page  2,) 4 

Oct.  24.  Warrant  of  survey  for  1,000  acres  of  the  vacant 
land  in  Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown,  for 
Stephen  Dublois, 5 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Lancaster  Symes,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  praying  a  warrant  to  survey  Staten  Island,  in 
order  to  ascertain  the  quantity  of  vacant  land  thereon, . .       6 

Nov.  1.  Petition  of  John  Christ  Gerlach,  in  behalf  of  him- 
self and  other  distressed  palatines,  for  a  license  to  pur- 
chase a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohauks  country,  at  some 
miles  distance  from  any  part  of  the  Mohauks  river,  on  a 
creek  commonly  called  the  Canada  creek, 7 

Nov.  1.  Report  of  R.  Walter,  chairman  of  the  committee  of 
council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 7 

Nov.  2.  License  to  Godfrey  Dewolven,  John  Christ  Gerlach 
and  others,  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohauks 
country,  on  the  Canada  creek, 8 


166  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ix. 

Page. 
1722.  Nov.  29.  Petition  of  William  Burnet,  junior,  and  others,  for 
a  license  to  purchase  some  vacant  land  on*  the  Mohacks 
river, 9 

Dec.  1.  Report  of  John  Barberie,  chairman  of  the  committee 
of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 9 

De^.  3.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,140  acres  of  land,  for 
Christopher  Denn,  being  that  part  of  the  land  now  in  his 
possession,  which  is  within  the  northwest  line  which  is 
the  southwest  bounds  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,. ...      10 

Dec.  5.  Certificate  to  Henry  Lane,  for  2,000  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  adjoining  the  patents  to  Mcintosh, 
McKnight  and  Noxen, 11 

Dec.  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  beginning  at  the  northwest  corner  of 
the  land  granted  to  Phineas  Mcintosh,  being  part  of  the 
lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  Jno.  Evans,  surveyed  for 
Henry  Lane,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 12 

Dec.  6.  Petition  of  Francis  Child,  praying  to  be  admitted 
as  a  patentee  in  the  patent  for  extending  the  wharves  be- 
tween Maiden  lane  and  Wall  street, 13 

Dec.  6.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Henry  Lane,  for  a  tract  of 
land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate, 14 

Dec.  13.  License  to  William  Burnet,  junr.,  and  others,  to 
purchase  6,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the  Mohacks 
country, 15 

Dec.  14.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  adjoining  the  lands  of 
Thomas  Noxen  and  Patrick  MacKnight,  surveyed  for 
James  Smith,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 16 

Petition  of  Henry  Lane,  attorney  to  Daniel  Legg,  of  Lon- 
don, for  a  warrant  of  survey  for  1,500  acres  of  land,  part 
of  the  estate  in  Dutchess  county,  of  Mrs.  Catherine  Brett,     17 

Petition  of  Richard  Sackett,  for  a  warrant  of  survey  to  run 
the  north  line  of  Mrs.  Brett's  patent,  his  land  lying  adjoin- 
ing thereto,  (Dutchess  Co.,) 19 

Petition  of  William  Apples,  in  relation  to  lot  of  ground  in 
the  city  of  New  York,  lying  and  being  to  the  south  of 
the  Beaver's  path,  between  the  fort  and  the  lot  of  John 

Stevenson, 20 

7  ,T23.  Jan.  11.  Petition  of  Francis  Harison  and  others,  praying 
that  the  12,000  acres  of  land  purchased  by  them  in  the 
Mohacks  county,  may  be  taken  up  in  three  patents,  (see 
vol.  viii,  page  194,) 21 

Jan.  17.  Warrant  of  survey  for  a  tract  of  land  for  John  Jost 
Petri  and  Conradt  Rickert  and  others,  lying  on  both  sides 
of  the  Mohacks  river,  beginning  at  the  first  carrying  place, 
being  the  eastermost  bounds  called  Astenrogen,  running 
along  on  both  sides  of  the  said  river  westerly  unto  Ganen- 
dagaren  or  the  upper  end  of  it,  being  about  twenty-four 
English  miles  long  on  both  sides  of  the-said  river, 22 

Feb.  6.  Indian  deed  to  William  York  and  others,  of  a  cer- 


vol.  ix.]  LAND  PAPERS.  167 

Page. 
1723.  tain  tract  of  land  lying  and  being  on  the  east  side  of 
Schohare  kill,  at  the  south  bounds  of  a  patent  granted  to 
Mr.  Myndert  Schuyler  and  company,  and  on  the  west  side 
of  the  said  kill,  at  the  south  bounds  of  a  patent  granted 
to  Adam  Vrooman,  and  so  south  along  both  sides  of  said 
kill  and  the  foot  of  the  hills  as  they  wind  and  turn  till  it 
takes  in  600  acres,  (see  vol.  vm,  page  136,) 23 

Feb.  11.  Certificate  to  James  Henderson,  for  two  certain 
tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the 
tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  one  contain- 
ing 1,184  acres,  the  other  530  acres,  (New  Windsor  and 
Cornwall,  Orange  Co.,) 24 

Feb.  1 1 .  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  one  containing  1,184  acres,  the  other 
530  acres,  (New  Windsor  and  Cornwall,  Orange  Co.,) . .     25 

Feb.  11.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land  on 
the  Verkeerde  kill,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of 
the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  surveyed 
for  Stephen  Dublois,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 
(Shawangunk,)  26 

Feb.  11.  Certificate  to  Stephen  Dublois,  for  1,000  acres  of 
land  on  the  Verkerde  kill,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  (Sha- 
wangunk,)       27 

Feb.  12.  Indian  deed  to  Jan  Christian  Garlick,  of  a  certain 
tract  of  land  in  the  Mohacks  country,  on  the  north  side  of 
the  Mohaks  river,  between  Canidas  kill  and  Garoga  creek, 
(see  vol.  vm,  page  135,) 28 

Feb.  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Stephen  Dublois,  for  a  tract 
of  land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate,  (see 
page  27,)   29 

Feb.  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  James  Henderson,  for  two 
certain  tracts  of  land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  cer- 
tificate, (see  page  24,) 30 

Feb.  12.  Caveat,  entered  by  Thomas  Clarke,  against  grant- 
ing any  patent  to  Francis  Childs,  or  any  other,  to  fill  up 
or  build  between  the  wharf  of  said  Clark  (which  begins 
on  the  east  side  of  Wall  slip  and  runs  east  68  feet)  and 
the  water  side,  (New  York  city,)  (see  vol  Y,page  136,) . .     31 

Feb.  22.  Caveat,  entered  by  Gerard  Schuyler  and  Peter  De 
Grove,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  Adolp  DeGrove,  to 
prevent  any  persons  having  a  patent  to  fill  up  or  build 
between  the  wharf  commonly  known  by  the  name  of 
Clarke's,  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Wall  slip,  and  so  runs 
eastward  68  feet, «2 

Mar.  1.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  2,000  acres  of  the  land  in 
Evans'  patent,  of  which  the  crown  now  stands  vested,  (see 
vol.  vm,  page  145,) 33 

Feb.  28.  Petition  of  Robert  Walter,  Rip  Van  Dam  and 
Hendrick  Hansen,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  company, 
praying  a  patent  for  8,000  acres  of  land,  within  the  bounds 
of  then-  purchase  in  the  Mohacks  country,  with  (see  vol. 
vm,  page  99,) 34 


168  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ix. 

Page. 
1723.  Feb.  4.  Report  of  Gerard  :  Beekman,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 34 

Feb.  28.  Petition  of  David  Provoost  and  Phillip  Schuyler, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  certain  piece  of  wood  land,  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  bounded  to  the  north  by  the  wood  land 
of  Cornelius  Swits,  on  the  east  by  the  west  bounds  of 
Counestagajone,  on  the  south  by  the  north  bounds  of  the 
town  of  Schenectady, 35 

Mar.  4.  Report  of  Gerard  Beekman,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 35 

Mar.  4.  Petition  of  Edward  Broomhead,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  of  land,  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated,  in  this 
province, 36 

Mar.  8.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  chairman  of  the  committee, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 36 

Mar.  4.  Petition  of  John  Conrad  Weisser,  Jun.,  and  others, 
for  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land,  in  the  Mohauks 
country,  three  miles  distant  from  any  part  of  the  Mohacks 
river,  near  a  creek,  called  by  the  Indians,  Otqshage,  ....     37 

Mar.  8.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  chairman  of  the  committee, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 37 

Mar.  4.  Petition  of  Dederick  Marterstock,  for  a  grant  of  150 
acres  of  land,  lying  vacant  and  unappropriated,  in  this  . 
province,  with 38 

Mar.  8.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  chairman  of  the  committee, 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 38 

Mar.  7.  Petition  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  two  hundred  feet  of  the  soil  of  the  East  river, 
beyond  low-water  mark,  between  Rip  Van  Dam's  corner, 
at  the  lower  end  of  Maiden  lane,  to  the  corner,  called 
Thomas  Clark's  corner,  that  comes  from  Wall  street,  (New 
York,)  (see  vol.  viii,  page  103,) 39 

Mar.  16.  Description  of  a  survey  of  six  tracts  of  land,  within 
the  bounds  of  a  tract,  on  the  Maquas  river,  purchased  by 
Francis  Harrison  and  others,  of  the  Indians,  containing, 
in  all,  12,000  acres,  surveyed  for  the  purchasers,  by  Cad- 
wallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,  (Oppenheim  and  Palatine, 
Montgomery  county,)  (see  page  21,)  40 

Mar.  7.  Petition  of  Gerrardus  Beekman,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  lot  of  land,  in  the  East  ward,  in  the  city  of  New  York, 
bounded  westerly  by  Robert  Winnalls,  easterly  by  the 
tanyard  of  George  Aston,  southerly  by  ClyfF  street,  and 
northerly  by  land  now  or  late  of  Henry  Beekman,  and 
contains,  in  breadth,  in  front  and  rear,  forty-four  feet 
>»  and  a  half,  and  in  length,  on  both  sides,  100  feet, 41 

Mar.  16.  Description  of  a  survey,  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Orange,  within  the  bounds  of  the  tract  for- 
merly granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  being  a  tract  of  land 
formerly  surveyed  for  her,  by  agreement  with  the  paten- 
tees of  Wawayandee,  surveyed  for  Amie  Hooglanclt,  by 
Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  general,  (see  vol.  viii,  page 
1 45,) 42 

Mar.  13.  Certificate  to  Anne  Hooglandt,-  for  2,000  acres  of 


vol.  ix.]  LAND  PAPERS.  169 

Pago. 
1723.        land,  in  the  county  of  Orange,  within  the  bounds  of  the 

patent  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 43 

Mar.  14.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Anne  Hooglandt,  for  a 

tract  of  land  set  out  for  her,  as  appears  by  a  certificate, . .     44 
Mar.  1 7.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Francis  Harrison  and  othr 
ers,  for  six  tracts  of  land  set  out  for  them,  as  appears  by 

a  certificate, •  •     45 

Mar.  16.  Certificate  to  Francis  Harrison  and  others,  for  six 
tracts  of  land,  of  2,000  acres  each,  within  the  bounds  of  a 
tract  purchased  by  them,  in  the  Mohacks  country,  (see 

page  40,)   45 

Mar.  25.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Ten  Eyck,  for  a  license  to 
purchase  800  acres  of  land,    on   the  south  side  of  the 

Mohauks  river,  in  the  Mohauks  country, 46 

Mar.  25.  Petition  of  Johannes  Roseboom,  for  a  license  to 
purchase  a  tract  of  land,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohauks 

river,  in  the  Mohauks  country, 47 

Mar.  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  sundry  tracts  of  land,  on 
both  sides  of  the  Mohawk's  or  Maques  river,  above  the 
falls,  called,  by  the  Indians,  Astenrogen,  surveyed  by 
Phillip  Verplanck  and  Nicholas  Schuyler,  deputy  survey- 
ors, (see  page  22,) 48 

Mar.  30.  Draught  of  a  Avarrant  of  survey,  for  the  tract  of 
land  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohauk's  river,  purchased 
by  Francis  Harrison  and  others,  and  for  which  a  patent 
has  been  granted  to  the  said  purchasers,  (seepage  45,) ...  50 
April  6.  Affidavit  of  Robert  Bloomer,  attesting  the  payment 
of  the  quit-rent  due  upon  his  land,  in  John  RichbelPs 
patent,  for  which  said  land  was  seized,  in  the  time  of  Gov. 

Dongan,  and  the  loss  of  the  receipt  for  the  same, 51 

April  6.  Affidavit  of  Robert  Bloomer,  Jun.,  corroborating 

the  same, 51 

April  18.  Petition  of  Martha  Heathcote,  widow,  and  others, 
for  an  order  to  the  receiver  general,  to  deduct  and  allow 
the  quit-rent  paid  by  Robert  Bloomer,  as  appears  by  the 

foregoing  affidavits,  with 52 

April  19.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 52 

May  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Edward  Broomhead,  for  a 

tract  of  land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate, . .     53 
May  24.  Certificate  to  Edward  Broomhead,  for  2,000  acres 
of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  lying  near  the  village  of 
Showangunck,  beginning  on  the  west  side  of  the  Klyne 
kill,  near  the   hills,  at  a  place  called,  by  the  Indians, 

Weighquatenhonk, • 54 

Petition  of  Lewis  Morris  and  others,  praying  a  new  patent 
to  cover  a  mistake  in  that  granted  him  for  6,000  acres  of 

land  on  the  Mohaws  river, 55 

May  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Lewis  Morris  and  others 
for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  them  as  appears  by  a  certifi-  . 

cate,  56 

May  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river  near  Anthony's  nose, 
22 


170  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ix. 

Page. 
1723.        containing  6,450  acres,  laid  out  for  Lewis  Morris  and 

others,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  gen., 57 

May  10.  Indian  deed  to  Conradt  Wyser,  junior,  and  others, 
of  a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohacks  country,  about  three 
miles  from  the  river  at  a  kill  called  Otsquage,  beginning 
by  a  kill  which  comes  into  Otsquage,  called  Otsoquene 
and  so  running  up  west  on  both  sides  of  the  Otsquage 
kill  to  a  place  called  the  Keykuyt, 58 

May  10.  Draft  of  certificate  to  Charles  Congreve,  for  800 
acres  of  land  lying  upon  Hudson's  river  in  the  county  of 
Orange,  beginning  at  Stony  Point,  being  part  of  the  lands 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (Haverstraw,  Rock- 
land Co.,) 59 

May  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  800  acres  of  land  lying 
upon  Hudson's  river  in  the  county  of  Orange,  beginning 
at  Stony  Point,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  surveyed  for  Charles  Congreve,  by 
Cadwallader  Colden,  surv.  gen.,  (Haverstraw,  Rockland,)     60 

May  10.  Exemplification  of  a  certificate  to  Charles  Con- 
greve, for  a  tract  of  800  acres  of  land  lying  upon  the 
west  side  of  Hudson's  river  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
beginning  at  Stony  Point,  being  part  of  the  lands  for- 
merly granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (Haverstraw,  Rock- 
land Co.,) 61 

May  11.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Charles  Congreve,  for  a 
tract  of  land  set  out  to  him  as  appear  by  a  certificate,. . .     62 

May  20.  Indian  deed  to  William  Bowen  and  others,  of  a  cer- 
tain tract  of  land  in  the  Mohauks  country,  beginning  at 
Candida  creek,  behind  Captain  John  Collins'  line  and 
Hendrick  Hansen's  line, 63 

May  23.  Petition  of  Daniell  Chubb,  for  a  grant  of  some 
vacant  land  near  the  Connecticut  line, 64 

May  24.  Certificate  to  Edward  Broomhead,  for  a  certain 
tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  near  the  village  of 
Shawangunck,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  beginning  on  the  west  side  of  a  certain 
brook  called  Klyne  kill,  (see  page  54,) 65 

May  24.  Certificate  to  Anne  Hooglandt,  for  a  certain  tract 
or  parcel  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  being  part  of 
the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  having 
been  formerly  surveyed  for  her  by  agreement  with  the 
patentees  of  Wawayandee,  (see  page  43,) 66 

May  24.  Patent  to  Anne  Hooglandt,  for  2,000  acres  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Orange,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  being  likewise  a  tract  of 
land  formerly  surveyed  for  her  by  agreement  with  the 
patentees  of  Wawayandee, 66 

May  24.  Description  of  a  survey  for  Edward  Broomhead,  of 
1,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  near  the  vil- 
lage of  Shawongunk,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  beginning  on  the  west  side 
of  Klyne  kill, .-  —  -; 67 

May  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Lewis  Morris  and  others, 


vol.  ix.]  LAND  PAPERS.  171 

Page. 
1723.        for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  them  as  appears  by  a  certifi- 
cate,       G8 

May  24.  Exemplification  of  a  certificate  to  Lewis  Morris  and 
others,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohauks  river,  striking  said  river  on  the  west  at  a  place 
where  the  hill  called  by  the  native  Indians  Tsidrosowen- 
gon  reaches  the  bank  of  said  river,  and  containing  in  all 
6,450  acres, 63 

May  30.  Petition  of  John  Pieterse  Mebee,  praying  a  grant 
and  confirmation  ef  400  acres  of  wood  land  adjoining  his 
patent  on  the  Tiondorogoes  creek, 69 

June  13.  Petition  of  Richard  Jerrard  and  William  Bull, 
praying  a  patent  for  2,600  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of 
Orange,  including  the  land  purchased  by  them  from  the 
patentees  of  Wawayunda,  recently  found  to  be  within  the 
bounds  of  Evans'  patent, 70 

June  13.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  chairman  of  the 
committee  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 70 

June  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  600  acres  of  land  lying 
in  four  lots,  the  first  begins  at  the  southermost  bounds 
upon  Schohary  creek  of  the  lands  granted  to  Myndert 
Schuyler  and  others,  the  second  begins  at  a  place  com- 
monly called  the  Afgevallen  Berghen,  and  along  Schohary 
creek,  the  third  tract  begins  at  the  northermost  point  of 
a  piece  of  flatland  called  the  first  Brekebeen,  the  fourth  be- 
gins at  the  northermost  corner  on  the  west  side  of  the 
creek  called  the  second  Brekebeen,  surveyed  for  William 
York  and  others, 71 

June  21.  List  of  names  to  be  inserted  in  patent  for  Lawyer's 
purchase  at  Schohare,  containing  as  by  estimation  about 
40,000    acres, 72 

June  21.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  William  York  and  others, 
for  four  tracts  of  land  laid  out  for  them  as  appears  by  a 
certificate,  with 73 

June  20.  Exemplification  of  a  certificate  to  William  York 
and  others,  for  600  acres  of  land  purchased  by  them  of 
the  native  Indians  lying  in  four  several  lots  on  the  Scho- 
hary kill,  (see  page  71,) 73 

June  — .  Draught  of  a  patent  to  William  York,  and  others, 
for  four  tracts  of  land  on  Schohary  kill,  containing  in  all 
600  acres,  (incomplete,) 73 

June  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,100  acres  of  laud  being 
a  tract  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany  on  the^north  side  of 
the  Mohawks  river,  above  the  fall  of  the  said  river,  which 
is  about  40  miles  above  Fort  Hunter,  surveyed  for  Anna 
Kast  and  others,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  gen.,. ...      74 

June  21.  Certificate  to  Anna  Kast  and  others,  for  a  tract  of 
land  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river  about  40  miles 
above  Fort  Hunter,  beginning  at  a  certain  hill  about 
sixty  chains  below  a  certain  brook  called  by  the  Indians 
Rascetath,  containing  1,100  acres, 75 

June  22.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Anna  Kast  and  others,  for 
a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  them,  as  appears  by  a  certificate,     76 


172  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ix. 

Page. 

1723.  June  26.  Certificate  to  Francis  Harrison,  for  a  certain  lot  of 

land  now  in  his  possession,  being  his  share  in  an  allotment 
of  5,000  acres  granted  him  in  company  with  Mary  Tatham 
and  others,  beginning  on  the  west  bank  of  Hudson's  river, 
and  containing  1,000  acres,  together  with  an  undivided  fifth 
part  of  ye  meadow  ground  called  the  Dance  Chamber, 
and  315  acres  adjoining  the  west  bounds  of  the  aforesaid 
tract  of  1,000  acres,  for  highways, 77 

June  27.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Francis  Harrison,  for  two 
tracts  of  land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate, 
with = 78 

June  26.  Exemplification  of  certificate  to  Francis  Harrison, 
for  the  same, 78 

June  27.  Certificate  to  William  York  and  others,  for  a  tract 
of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  Schohare,  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  east  side  of  a  place  called  Schohare  kill, 
at  the  south  bounds  of  a  patent  granted  to  one  Myndert 
Schuyler,  and  laid  out  in  four  parcels,  (see  page  73,) 79 

June  27.  Petition  of  John  Pieterse  Mebee,  for  a  license  to 
purchase  600  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,     80 

1724.  March  31.  Report  of  R.  Walter,  chairman  of  the  committee 

to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 80 

1723.  June  21.  Exemplification  of  a  certificate  to  Anna  East  and 
others,  for  1,000  acres  of  land  on  the  north  side  of  the 
Mohauks  river,  (see  page  76,) 81 

Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  for  Francis 
Harrison,  one  containing  1,000  acres,  being  his  share  in 
an  allotment  of  5,000  acres  granted  him  in  company  with 
Mary  Tatham  and  others,  the  other  lying  upon  the  west 
bounds  of  the  aforesaid  tract  and  containing  315  acres, 
Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,  (see  page  77,) 82 

Aug.  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,600  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Orange,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  Richard  Jer- 
rard  and  William  Bull,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr. 
genl., 83 

Aug.  10.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Richard  Jerrard  and  Wil- 
liam Bull,  for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  them,  as  appears 
by  a  certificate,  with 84 

Aug.  9.  Exemplification  of  certificate  to  Richard  Jerrard  and 
William  Bull,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of 
Orange,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 
JohnEvans,  beginning  at  a  certain  point  in  the  line  that 
is  supposed  to  divide  the  counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster, 
commonly  called  the  west  line, 84 

Aug.  10.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Lewis  Rou,  minister  of  the 
French  church  in  the  city  of  New  York,  for  two  lots  and 
houses  in  the  dockward  of  said  city,  bounded  southerly 
by  Mill  street  otherwise  Jew  street,  being  the  estate  of 
Richard  Ellet,  deceased,  which,  in  default  of  heirs,  has 
escheated  to  the  crown, 85 

Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  about  two  miles  from  the  north  side  of  the  Mo- 


vol.  ix.]  LAND  PAPERS.  173 

Page. 

1723.  hawks  river,  and  about  seven  miles  above  Fort  Hunter,  in 
separate  allotments,  for  John  Christian  Garlach  and  his 
associates,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 86 

Sept.  13.  Draught  of  certificate  to  John  Christian  Garlack 
and  others,  for  a  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  Mohauks 
country,  beginning  in  the  woods  two  or  three  miles  from 
the  Mohauks  river,  at  a  kill  or  creek  called  Canidas  kill,.      87 

Sept.  14.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Christian  Garlack 
and  others,  for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  them,  as  appears 
by  a  certificate,  with 88 

Sept.  13.  Certificate  to  John  Christian  Garlick  and  others, 
for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohauks  country,  set  out  to 
them  in  separate  allotments, 88 

1724.  Jan.  20.  Petition  of  Conradt  Weisser,  junr.,  and  others,  for 

a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohauks  country,  about 
three  miles  from  the  river,  at  a  kill  called  Otsquage, 
beginning  by  a  creek  which  comes  into  the  kill  of  Ots- 
quage, called  Otsoquene, 89 

Jan.  23.  Petition  of  William  Burnet,  junr.,  and  others,  for  a 
license  for  one  year  longer  to  purchase  a  tract  of  6,000 
acres  of  land  in  the  Mohauks  country, 90 

Jan.  27.  License  to  William  Burnet,  junr.,  and  others,  to 
purchase  6,000  acres  of  land  in  the  Mohauks  country, ...      91 

Feb.  1.  Draught  of  a  patent  to  Edward  Broomhead,  for  a 
tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  near  the  village  of 
Showangunck,  on  the  west  side  of  the  Klyne  kill,  at  a 
place  called  by  the  Indians  Weighguatenhonk, 92 

March  9.  Warrant  of  survey  to  William  York,  for  a  tract  of 
land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  Schohare,  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  beginning  on  the  east  side  of  Schohare  kill,  at 
the  south  bounds  of  a  patent  granted  to  Myndert  Schuyler,     93 

March  19.  Petition  of  Andrew  Fresneau  and  John  Dupuy, 
for  a  grant  of  a  certain  lot  of  land  lying  in  the  east  ward 
in  the  city  of  New  York,  of  which  John  Macloud  died 
seized,  now  reverted  in  the  crown  by  escheat, 94 

April  8.  Petition  of  Hartman  Vindeker  and  others,  of  the 
distressed  palatines,  for  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of 
vacant  land  above  the  great  falls,  in  the  Mohauks  country, 
or  the  creek  called  Kahjarue, 95 

April  8.  License  to  Hartman  Vindeker  and  others,  to  pur- 
chase a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohauks  country,  above  the 
great  falls  or  the  creek  called  Kahjarue, 96 

May  23.  Description  of  a  survey  of  300  acres  of  land,  con- 
veyed to  James  Gembell  and  John  Humphreys,  by  Patrick 
Home,  surveyed  for  them  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr. 
genl.,  [with  draught,]  (New  Windsor,  Orange  Co.,) ... .      97 

June  6.  Petition  of  Richard  Jerrard,  for  a  grant  of  1,000 
acres  of  the  vacant  and  unappropriated  land  in  this  pro- 
vince, with 98 

June  13.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  from  the  committee 
of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 98 

June  13.  Petition  of  William  Burnet,  junr.,  and  others,  pray- 
ing to  have  the  license  granted  them  to  purchase  lands  in 


174  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ix. 

Page. 
1724.        the  Mohacks  country,  upon  a  former  petition  recalled,  and 
a  new  one  for  8,000  acres  of  land  in  that  country  granted, 
they  having  admitted  Robert  Livingston,  junr.,  as  a  party 
to  the  same, 99 

June  13.  Draught  of  a  license  to  William  Burnet,  junr.,  and 
others,  to  purchase  8,000  acres  of  land  in  the  Mohacks 
country, 100 

June  13.  Petition  of  Jacob  Sharp,  Christophel  Hagabom  and 
Jacob  Shoemaker,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  others, 
palatines,  praying  a  patent  for  all  that  certain  tract  of  land 
lying  and  being  in  the  mannour  of  Livingston,  in  Dutchess 
county,  on  the  south  side  of  Roeloff  Johnson's  kill,  and 
east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  beginning  at  a  landing  place 
called  Point  Robert  which  is  about  two  English  miles 
south  of  the  mannour  house,  and  containing  about  6,000 
acres,  101 

June  13.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  from  the  committee 
of  council,  to  whom  the  foregoing  petition  was  referred,  102 

June  13.  Order  in  council  upon  the  foregoing  report, 103 

June  22.  Draught  of  a  patent  to  Anna  Kast  and  others,  for 
1,100  acres  of  land  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river 
above  the  fall  of  the  said  river,  which  is  about  40  miles 
above  Fort  Hunter,  beginning  at  a  certain  hill  about  60 
chains  from  a  certain  brook  there  called  Raxcetoth, 104 

June  13.  Petition  of  Archibald  Kennedy,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  of  the  vacant  and  unappropriated  land  of  this  pro- 
vince,      105 

June  13.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  from  the  committee 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, ...    105 

June  13.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  from  the  committee 
to  whom  was  referred  the  petition  of  John  Haskoll,  for 
a  lot  of  land  formerly  belonging  to  Macloud, 105 

June  24.  Petition  of  Wm.  Bull,  for  a  grant  of  500  acres  of 
the  vacant  and  unappropriated  land  of  the  province,. ...    106 

June  29.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  from  the  committee 
to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 106 

June  29.  Patent  to  John  Haskoll,  for  a  lot  of  ground  in  the 
eastward  in  the  city  of  New  York,  bounded  south  by 
Queen's  street  and  north  by  Clyff  street,  being  part  of 
the  estate  of  John  Macloud,  deceased,  which  escheated  to 
the  crown  in  default  of  heirs, ...    107 

Petition  of  John  Haskoll,  for  a  lot  of  ground  in  the  east 
ward  of  the  city  of  New  York,  which  belonged  to  John 
Macloud,  in  his  lifetime,  but  now  vested  in  the  crown,. .    108 

June  29.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Haskoll,  for  a  lot  of 
ground  in  the  eastward  of  the  city  of  New  York,  bound 
south  by  Queen's  street  and  north  by  Van  Clyff  street,. .    109 

July  1 .  Petition  of  Phillip  Pipon  and  Abraham  Gouvernour 
of  the  city  of  New  York,  owners  of  nine  lots  of  land 
lying   and    being  in    the   township   of   Harlem,    within 

this ,  for  a  warrant  to  survey  a  tract  of  land  called 

Jochem  Pieterses  flatts  'or  plain,  which  lies  next  to  the 
lots  aforesaid, 110 


vol.  ix.]  LAND  PAPERS.  I75 

1724.  July  ]  1.  Warrant  of  survey  for  a  tract  of  land  called  Jochem 

Pieterse's  flatts  or  plain, 110 

Aug.  10.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  for  Richard  Jerrard,  being-  part 
of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  like- 
wise 500  acres  of  land  for  William  Bull,  beginning  at  the 
northwest  corner  of  Jerrard's  tract,  Cadwallader  Colden, 
survr.  gen., HI 

Aug.  10.  Certificate  to  Richard  Jerrard,  for  1,000  acres  of 
land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  tract  for- 
merly granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  and  likewise  to 
William  Bull  500  acres,  beginning  at  the  northwest  cor- 
ner of  Jerrard's, 112 

Aug.  11.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Richard  Jerrard  and  Wm. 
Bull,  for  land  set  out  to  them  as  appears  by  a  certificate, 
(2  copies,) 113 

Aug,  10.  Exemplification  of  a  certificate  to  Richard  Jerrard 
and  William  Bull, H3 

Aug.  26.  Letter  of  Cadwallader  Colden  to  the  governor  in 
_  relation  to  the  land  petitioned  for  by  the  Palatines, 114 

List  of  all  heads  of  families  who  are  willing  and  who  are 
not  willing  to  settle  on  the  same, 114 

Aug.  27.  Report  of  Ja:  Alexander,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council  to  whom  was  referred  the  petition  of  Jacob 
Sharp  and  others, 115 

Sept.  7.  Warrant  of  survey  for  6,000  acres  of  land  within 
the  bounds  of  the  manor  of  Livingston  for  Jacob  Sharp 
and  others, 1 1  q 

Aug.  27.  Petition  of  Jno.  Scott,  junior,  for  a  warrant  of  sur- 
vey for  1,100  acres  of  land  remaining  unpatented  in  his 
father's  purchase  in  the  Mohauks  country  about  4  miles 
above  Fort  Hunter, 117 

Aug.  27.  Report  of  Ja:  Alexander,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 117 

Aug.  27.  Warrant  of  survey  for  1,100  acres  of  land  in  the 
Mohauks  country  for  John  Scott,  jr.,  being  part  of  his 
father's  purchase  about  4  miles  above  Fort  Hunter  remain- 
ing yet  uncultivated, 113 

Aug.  6.  Petition  of  Lewis  Morris,  junior,  and  Andries  Coey- 
mans  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  the  rest  of  the  heirs  of 
Samuel  Staats,  deceased,  for  a  warrant  of  survey  for  2,000 
acres  of  land  near  adjoining  to  the  lands  of  Schohare, 
purchased  of  the  Indians  by  Rip  Van  Dam  and  Phillip 
Schuyler,  with  119 

Sept.  4.  Report  of  Fra:  Harrison,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 119 

Sept.  3.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  land  near 
Schohare  for  Lewis   Morris,  jr.,  and  Andries  Coeymans,  120 

Sept.  25.  Indian  deed  to  William  Burnet,  jr.,  David  Provoost, 
Archibald  Kennedy  and  Robert  Livingston,  junior,  of  all 
that  certain  tract  of  land  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohaks 
river,  bounded  easterly  to  ye  land  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Scott,  and  so  westerly  along  the  sd.  river  till 


176  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ix. 

Page. 
1724.  it  comes  to  a  certain  hill  called  by  ye  Indians  Kanendenra 
otherways  by  the  Christians  Anthony's  noos,  and  so  up 
into  the  woods  to  the  foot  of  said  hill,  and  likewise  south- 
erly so  far  up  into  ye  woods  along  ye  bounds  of  ye  said 
John  Scott  till  it  contains  ye  quantity  of  8,000  acres  of 
land, 121 

Sept.  27.  Indian  deed  to  Rodolph  Stekle,  Jurch  Bender  and 
other  distressed  Palatines,  of  all  that  tract  of  land  lying 
between  the  great  flatt  or  plain,  and  the  land  granted  to 
the  wife  and  children  of  Johan  Jarch  Kest,  and  the  other 
tract  being  on  the  west  of  the  sd.  granted  land  on  both 
sides  of  the  Maquaes  river,  running  up  westward  to  a 
certain  creek  called  and  known  by  the  natives  Sedachquee- 
dee,  and  in  breadth  in  the  woods  on  both  sides  of  the 
river  six  English  miles, 122 

Oct.  2.  Declaration  of  the  use  of  the  Indian  purchase,  of 
Burnet,  Provoost  and  others,  (seepage  121,) 123 

Oct.  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  600  acres  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Orange,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  surveyed  for  Isaac  Bobine,  by  Cad- 
wallader  Colden,  survr.  general, 124 

Oct.  7.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Isaac  Bobin,  for  a  tract  of 
land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate,  with  ....   124 

Certificate  to  Isaac  Bobin,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Orange,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  beginning  at  the  most  southerly 
corner  of  the  land  granted  to  Patrick  McGregory,  and 
containing  600  acres, 124 

Oct.  15.  Petition  of  Abraham  Vanhorn  and  William  Provoost 
and  others,  for  a  license  to  purchase  8,000  acres  of  vacant 
land,  upon  the  Mohauks  river,  with 125 

Oct.  15.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  from  the  committee  of 
council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 125 

Oct.  15.  Petition  of  Thomas  Noxon,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  of  the  vacant  and  unappropriated  land  of  this  pro- 
vince, with 126 

Oct.  29.  Report  of  John  Barberie,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 126 

Oct.  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  6,000  acres  of  land,  on 
the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  formerly  granted  by 
Robert  Livingstone  to  Brigadier  Hunter,  surveyed  for 
Jacob  Sharp,  Johannis  Herner,  and  other  Palatines,  by 
Cadwallader  Colden,  surveyor  genl., 127 

Oct.  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Jacob  Sharp,  Johannes 
Hermer  and  others,  for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  them,  as 
appears  by  a  certificate, 127 

Nov.  11.  Petition  of  Obadiah  Palmer  and  others,  for  a  war- 
rant to  survey  the  great  neck  of  land  at  Mamoroneck,  in 
the  county  of  Westchester,  with 128 

Nov.  11.  Warrant  of  survey  to  Obadiah  Palmer  and  others, 
for  the  same, 128 

Nov.  12.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant 


vol.  ix.]  LAND  PAPERS.  177 

Page. 

1724.  land  in  Evans'  patent,  now  vested  in  the  crown,  for  Tho- 
mas Noxon, 128 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  John  Mebee,  praying  a  patent  for  680 
acres  of  land,  in  the  Mohauks  country, 129 

Oct.  29.  Report  of  John  Barberie,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee to  whom  the  same  was  referred,  129 

Sept.  21.  Indian  deed,  to  John  Peterse  Mebee,  for  a  tract  of 
land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  lying  on  the  west  side  of 
a  certain  creek,  Tiondorogue,  adjoining  to  the  west  of  the 
low  land  granted  to  Jan  Peterse  Mebee,  containing  about 
600  acres, 130 

Nov.  12.  Petition  of  Nathaniel  Osborn,  of  Haverstraw,  in 
the  county  of  Orange,  for  a  grant  of  2,000  acres  of  the 
vacant  and  unappropriated  land  in  this  province, 131 

Dec.  14.  Draught  of  a  patent,  to  Richard  Jerrard  and  William 
Bull,  for  two  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being 
part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
one  containing  1,000  acres,  the  other  500  acres, 132 

1725.  Jan.  14.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Low  and  others,  praying  that 

some  rates  may  be  established  for  wharfage,  &c,  upon 
their  wharf, 133 

Jan.  19.  Report  of  Ja  :  Alexander,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 133 

Jan.  28.  Draught  of  a  patent  to  Cornelius  Low  and  others, 
to  collect  wharfage,  <fcc,  according  to  the  rates  specified 
in  the  foregoing  report, 133 

Jan.  25.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  600  acres  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  west  side  of  Tiondoroque  creek, 
for  Jan  Peterse  Mebee, 134 

Draught  of  a  certificate,  to  John  Pieterse  Mebee,  for  680 
acres  of  land,  in  the  Mohauks  country,  on  the  west  side 
of  Schohare  creek,  called,  by  the  Indians,  Tiondorogue,  .   135 

Jan.  27.  Petition  of  the  heirs  of  Gerard  Beekman,  deceased, 
Rip  Van  Dam,  Adolp  Phillipse  and  Anna  Peartree,  in 
relation  to  their  patent,  of  4,000  acres  of  land,  in  Ulster 
county,  near  Shawongunk  river,  and  the  quit-rent  upon 
the  same, 136 

Feb.  18.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  chairman  of  the 
committee  of  council,  to  whom  the  foregoing  petition  was 
referred, 137 

Petition  of  Rodolph  Stekle  and  Nicholas  Eeckerd,  in  behalf 
of  themselves  and  other  Palatines,  praying  a  patent  for 
two  tracts  of  land :  the  first  lying  and  being  between  the 
great  flatt  or  plain  above  the  fall,  and  the  land  granted  to 
Anna  Kust  and  others  ;  and  the  other  begins  on  the  west 
of  the  said  granted  land,  on  both  sides  of  the  Maquase 
river,  running  up  westward  to  a  certain  creek,  called  by 
natives,  Sedachqueedee,  and  in  breadth,  in  the  woods,  on 
both  sides  of  the  river,  six  English  miles, 138 

March  25.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 138 

Warrant  of  survey  for  the  land  described  in  the  same, 138 

April  3.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Conrad  Weiser,  junr., 
23 


178  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ix. 

Page. 
1725.        and  others,  Palatines,  for  a. tract  of  land  set  out  to  them, 

as  appears  by  a  certificate, 139 

April  2.  Certificate  to  John  Conrad  Weiser,  junr.,  and  others, 
palatines,  for  1,637  acres  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Maquas  river,  and  on  the  north  side  of  a  creek 
called  Otsquage, 139 

June  11.  Letter  from  Cadwallader  Colden  to  Isaac  Bobine, 
deputy  secretary,  in  relation  to  the  survey  of  said  land 
made  by  Mr.  Verplank, 139 

April  2.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,637  acres  of  land  on 
the  south  side  of  the  Maques  river,  and  on  the  north  side 
of  a  certain  creek  by  the  Indians  called  Otsquage,  sur- 
veyed for  John  Conrad  Weiser,  junr.,  and  others,  by  Phil : 
Verplank,  dep.  survr.,  [with  draught,]  (Minden,  Montgo- 
mery Co.,) 140 

April  17.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  James  Alexander  and 
others,  for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  them,  as  appears  by 
a  certificate, 141 

April  16.  Certificate  to  James  Alexander  and  others,  for  a 
certain  tract  of  land  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohauks 
river,  about  five  miles  above  Fort  Hunter,  beginning  at 
the  westerly  bounds  of  the  land  granted  to  John  Collins, 
and  at  the  north  side  of  a  brook  commonly  called  Canada 
creek  and  by  the  Indians  Teodondariegoe, 141, 142 

April  29.  Petition  of  William  Burnet,  junr.,  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  8,000  acres  of  land  within  the  bounds  of 
their  purchase  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohauks  river, 
bounded  easterly  by  the  land  formerly  granted  by  patent 
to  John  Scott,  and  so  running  westerly  along  the  said 
river  till  it  comes  to  a  hill  called  by  the  Indians  Kanen- 
denra,  otherways  by  the  Christians  Anthony's  nose, 143 

April  29.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 143 

May  22.  Draught  of  a  warrant  of  survey  for  8,000  acres  of 
land  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohauks  river,  for  William 
Burnet,  junior,  and  others, 144 

May  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,100  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohauks 
river,  about  three  miles  above  Fort  Hunter,  surveyed  for 
John  Scott,  junr.,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., . .   145 

May  20.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  of 
2,000  acres  each,  in  the  county  of  Orange,  being  part  of 
the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  one  begin- 
ning at  a  point  on  the  northwest  side  of  Scunamok  hill, 
near  the  west  end  of  Wenihkonk  hill,  the  other  adjoins 
the  lands  of  Roger  Mompesson  and  Anne  Hooglandt, 
surveyed  for  Edward  Blagg  and  Johannes  Hey,  by  Cor- 
nelius Low,  junr.,  dep.  survr., 146 

May  21.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Scott,  junr.,  for  a 
tract  of  land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate,. .   147 

June  23.  Certificate  to  John  Scott,  junr.,  for  a  certain  tract 
of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the 


179 


vol.  ix.]  LAND  PAPERS. 

1 725.        Mohauks  river,  about  three  miles  above  Fort  Hunter,  c< 

taining  1,100  acres 147 

Sept.  29.  Petition  of  Peter  Mebee,  praying  that  the  surveyor 
general  be  directed  to  make  return  of  the  warrant  granted 
to  his  father  before  his  death,  for  surveying  a  tract  of  land 
on  Schohare  creek,  in  the  petitioners  name,  that  he  may 

obtain  a  patent  therefor, 148 

Oct.  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  600  acres  of  land  lying  on 
the  west  side  of  Schoharie  river,  commonly  called  by^the 
Indians  Tiondorogue,  surveyed  for  Peter  Mebee,  by  Cad- 

wallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 149 

Oct.  13.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Peter  Mebee,'fo'r'a  tract  of 

land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate, 150 

Oct  12.  Certificate  to  Peter  Mebee,  for  600  acres  of  land  on 
the  Schohare  river,  commonly  called  by  the  Indians  Tion- 

dorogue, 150 

Oct.  28.  Petition  of  William  York,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
other  Palatines,  for  a  license  to  purchase  1,000  acres  of 
vacant  land  at  Connajagara,  above  4  miles  from  the  Mo- 
hauks river, j5i 

Nov.  2.  Report  of  Lewis   Morris,  junr.,'  chairman' of'  the 

committee  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 151 

Oct.  28.  Petition  of  Wm.  York  and  Lewis  York,'  praying  a 

patent  for  300  acres  remaining  unpatented  of  the  land 

purchased  by  them  of  the  Indians,  lying  on  the  south  side 

of  Schohare,  adjoining  to  the  land  of  Adam  Vrooman,. .    152 

Nov.  2.  Report  of  Lewis  Morris,  junr.,  from  the  committee 

of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 152 

Nov.  2.  Warrant  of  survey  for  300  acres  of  land  upon'  the 
south  side  of  Schohare,  adjoining  the  land  of  Adam  Vroo- 
man, for  William  York  and  Lewis  York,  Palatines, 153 

Description  of  a  survey  of  300  acres  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  to  the  southward  of  Schohary,  beginning  at 
the  southwest  corner  of  Adam  Vrooman's  land,  on  the 
north  side  of  Schohary  river,  surveyed  for  William  York 
and  Lewis  York,  Palatines,  by  Phillip  Verplank,  deputy 

surveyor, 154 

Oct.  28.  Petition  of  Lewis  Morris,  junr.,  and  Andries  Coey- 
man,  for  a  license  to  purchase  1,500  acres  more  of  vacant 
woodland,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  adjacent  to  the 
bounds  of  Schohary,  on  the  east  side  of  said  bounds,  by 

a  certain  creek  called  Jeux's  creek, 155 

Nov.  2.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  from  the  committee  of 

council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 155 

Nov.  4.  Petition  of  Lewis  Morris,  junr.,  and  Andries  Coey- 
man,  praying  a  patent  for  3,500  acres  of  land  near  a  place 

called  Schohare,  with l5g 

Nov.  4.  Report  of  Fra :  Harrison,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 156 

1726.  Feb.  4.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  William  York  andLewis 
York,  for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  them  as  appears  by  a 

certificate, 15^ 

Feb.  3.  Certificate  to  William  York  and  Lewis  York,Paia- 


180  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  ix. 

Page. 
1726.        tines,  for  a  certain  tract  for  parcel  of  land  lying  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  to  the  southward  of  Schohare,  begin- 
ning at  the  southwest  corner  of  Adam  Vrooman's  land 
on  the  north  side  of  Schohare  river,  containing  300  acres,  158 

March  IV.  Petition  of  Abraham  Van  Horn  and  others,  to 
whom  a  license  was  granted  to  purchase  3,000  acres  of 
vacant  land  upon  the  Mohauks  river,  praying  to  be  allowed 
one  year  longer  to  perfect  the  same,  with 159 

March  IV.  License  to  Abraham  Van  Horn  and  others,  to 
purchase  8,000  acres  of  vacant  land  upon  the  Mohauks 
river  within  one  year  from  date, 159 

April  28.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Hendrick  Ten  EyCk,  for  a 
tsact  of  land  set  out  to  him  as  appears  by  a  certificate,  160 

April  27.  Certificate  to  Johannes  Roseboom,  of  the  city  of 
Albany,  for  1,500  acres  of  land  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohauks  river,  beginning  at  the  mouth  of  a  brook  called 
by  the  Indians  Otstowa,  on  the  west  side  of  the  same, 
and  along  the  stream  of  said  Mohauks  river  to  a  point  on 
the  same  near  a  hill  called  by  the  Indians  Canendenra,  and 
by  the  Christians  Antony's  noose, 160 

1725.  May  21.  Warrant   for    a  patent  to    Edward    Blagge   and 

Johannes  Hey,  set  out  to  them  as  appears  by  a  certificate,  163 

1726.  May  20.  Certificate  to  Edward  Blagg  and  Johannes  Hay, 

for  two  certain  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
being  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,  the  first  beginning  at  the  southwest  side  of  Schuna- 
inock  hill  near  the  west  end  of  Wenihkonk  hill,  contain- 
ing 2,000  acres,  the  other  begins  at  the  northwest  corner 
of  the  land  granted  to  Roger  Mompesson  and  contains 
2,000   acres, y 163 

April  15.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Ten  Eyck,  praying  a  patent 
for  2,000  acres  of  land  within  the  tract  purchased  by 
William  Burnet,  jr.,  and  others,  embracing  all  that  part 
of  said  tract  which  begins  at  a  place  called  Awendjora,  and 
runs  thence  westward  along  the  Mohawk  river  to  the 
mouth  of  a  creek  call  D'Wasontha,  including  a  small 
island  lying  opposite  to  the  said  land  in  the  said  river,. .    164 

April  18.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  chairman  of  the 
committee  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 164 

April  27.  Certificate  to  Hendrick  Ten  Eyck,  for  1,500  acres 
of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 
and  on  the  west  bank  of  a  brook  called  by  the  Indians 
Wasentha, 165 

April  1 8.  Petition  of  Johannes  Roseboom,  praying  a  patent 
for  2,000  acres  of  land  within  the  tract  purchased  by 
William  Burnet,  jr.,  and  others,  embracing  all  that  part 
of  said  tract  beginning  at  the  west  side  of  the  mouth  of 
the  creek  called  Otstowa,  and  runs  westward  along  the 
Mohauks  river  to  a  hill  called  Kanendenra,  including 
therein  an  Island  in  the  river  opposite  to  the  land, 166 

April  18.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  chairman  of  the 
committee  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 166 

April  20.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  the  tract 


vol.  ix.]  LAND  PAPERS.  181 

Page. 
1726.        of  land  purchased  by  William  Burnet,  jr.,  and  others,  for 

Johannis  Koseboom, 167 

April  21.  Petition  of  Jacob  Rutsen,  in  relation  to  a  tract  of 
land  adjoining  to  a  certain  tract  called  by  the  Indians 
Nescotack,  and  by  the  Christians  Guilford,  and  containing 
794  acres  as  was  supposed  by  his  patent,  but  found  upon  a 
recent  survey  thereof  to  fall  short  about  200  acres, 168 

April  21.  Draught  of  survey  for  the  land  described  in  the 
foregoing  petition, 169 

April  26.  Petition  of  a  survey  of  1,500  acres  of  land  on 
the  south  side  of  the  Mohauks  river,  beginning  at  the 
west  bank  of  a  brook  called  by  the  Indians  Wasentha, 
surveyed  for  Hendrick  Ten  Eyck,  by  Cadwallader  Colden, 
survr.  general,  (see  page  165,), 170 

April  28.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Johannes  Roseboom,  for 
a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  him  as  appears  by  a  certificate,  171 

April  27.  Certificate  to  Hendrick  Ten  Eyck,  for  1,500  acres 
of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 
and  on  the  west  bank  of  a  brook  called  by  the  Indians 
Wasentha,  (see  page  170,) 171 

Petition  of  Johannes  Vischer,  praying  a  patent  for  2,000 
acres  of  land  within  the  bounds  of  the  tract  purchased  by 
William  Burnet,  jr.,  and  others,  on  the  south  side  of 
the  Mohauks  river,  embracing  that  part  of  said  tract 
bounded  easterly  by  the  land  formerly  granted  by  patent 
to  John  Scott,  and  runs  from  said  bounds  westerly  along 
the  river  till  it  come  to  a  hill  called  Awendjora, 172 

Jan.  5.  Report  of  R.  Walter,  chairman  of  the  committee  to 

whom  the  same  was  referred, 172 

1725.  April  30.  Draught  of  a  patent  to  John  Joost  Petri  and 
Conradt  Rickert,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  other  dis- 
tressed Palatines,  for  all  that  tract  of  land  lying  on  both 
sides  of  the  Mohauk  river,  beginning  at  a  place  there 
called  the  First  Carrying  Place,  being  the  eastermost 
bounds  called  by  the  natives  Astenrogen,  running  along 
on  both  sides  of  the  said  river  westerly  unto  a  place  called 
Gannendagaraen  or  the  upper  end  of  it,  it  being  about  24 
English  miles  long  on  both  sides  of  the  said  river,  (see 
page  48,) 174 


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1726-1731. 


Page. 

1723.  March  28.  Certificate  to  John  Joost  Petri  and  Conradt 
Rickert,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  other  distressed 
Palatines,  for  all  that  tract  of  land  on  both  sides  of  the 
Mohauks  river,  beginning  at  the  first  carrying  place,  being 
the  eastermost  bounds,  called  by  the  natives  Astenrogen, 
running  along  on  both  sides  of  said  river  westerly  unto 
Ganendagaraen  or  the  upper  end  of  it,  it  being  about  24 
English  miles  long  on  both  sides  of  said  river,  the  same 

being  set  out  for  them  in  lots  of  100  acres  each, 1 

March  29.  "Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Joost  Petri  and 
Conradt  Rickert  and  other  Palatines,  for  lands  set  out  for 
them,  as  appears  by  the  above  certificate,  (German  Flatts,)       1 

1727.  Memorandum  of  the  differences  between  the  attorney  gene- 
ral's draught  of  a  patent  granted  to  the  Palatines  and  the 
record  thereof, 3 

1726.  April  29.  Petition  of  Evert  Wendell,  for  and  on  behalf  of 
Jane  Janse  Bleecker,  Phillip  Schuyler  and  others,  paten- 
tees and  proprietors  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  called  Wes- 
tenhook,  upon  the  Eastern  borders  of  this  province,  in 
relation  to  the  running  of  the  partition  line  between  this 
province  and  the  colonies  of  Massachusetts  and  Connec- 
ticut, praying  of  the  Governor  to  interpose  in  order  that 
they  may  be  continued  in  the  peaceable  possession  of  such 
part  of  Westenhook  as   may  happen  to  fall  within  the 

bounds  of  those  colonies, 4 

Nov.  — .  Warrant  of  survey  for  Lewis  Morris,  junr.,  and 
Andries  Coeymans,  of  the  city  of  New  York,  for  1,500 
acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  near  a  place  called 
Schohare  creek,  in  addition  to  2,000  acres  for  which  a 

warrant  has  been  already  issued, 5 

April  30.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  in 
county  of  Albany,  lying  at  a  place  called  Hunters  field, 
the  first  of  which  begins  at  a  large  fountain  on  the  west 
side  of  Schohary  creek,  opposite  to  Fountain  Flatt,  and 
contains  2,580  acres,  the  second  begins  at  a  certain  place 


vol.  x.]  LAND  PAPERS.  183 

Page. 

172G.        four  chains  to  the  southward  of brook,  and  contains 

920  acres,  laid  out  for  Lewis  Morris,  junr.,  and  Andries 
Coeyman,  of  the  city  of  New  York,  by  James  Living- 
stone, deputy  surveyor, 6 

May  2.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Lewis  Morris,  junr.,  and 
Andries  Coeymans,  for  two  tracts  of  land  set  out  to  them, 
as  appears  by  a  certificate, 7 

April  30.  Exemplification  of  a  certificate  to  Lewis  Morris, 
junr.,  and  Andries  Coeymans,  for  two  tracts  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  at  a  place  called  Hunters  field,  con- 
taining together  3,500  acres,  (see  pages  5,  6,) 7 

May  19.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Cuyper  and  Charles  Mott,  in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  purchasers  of  a  tract  of 
land  called  Kackyacktawcke,  bounded  on  the  north  by  a 
creek  called  Sheamaweck  or  Peasqua,  from  then.ce  on  a 
direct  west  course  until  the  W.  S.  W.  side  of  a  barren 
plain  oalled  Wesegrorap,  bear  south,  thence  to  a  creek 
that  runs  unto  David  Demare's  creek  to  the  southward  of 
the  land  called  Narranshaw,  and  down  along  the  said 
creek,  praying  that  the  patents  adjoining  the  same  may 
be  surveyed,  in  order  to  settle  the  true  bounds  of  said 
tract, S 

May  21.  Petitioii  of  George  Burnet,  for  a  grant  of  400  acres 
of  the  vacant  and  unappropriated  lands  of  this  province,       9 

May  24.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  chairman  of  the 
committee  of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, ...        9 

May  23.  Petition  of  William  Jevon,  of  the  city  of  New 
York,  for  a  grant  of  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land  of  the 
province,  in  common  with  2,000  acres  formerly  granted  to 
Mr.  Bradley,  attorney  general, 10 

May  24.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  chairman  of  the 
committee  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 10 

May  30.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  the  land  lying 
vacant  and  unappropriated  in  Evans1'  patent,  for  William 
Jevon, 11 

May  30.  Description  of  a  survey  of  4,000  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  beginning  at  the  northwest  corner 
of  Peter  Barberie ;  laid  out  for  Richard  Bradley  and 
William  Jevon,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., ....      11 

July  26.  Petition  of  Henry  Hoofe,  praying  a  patent  for  about 
1,070  acres  of  land  conveyed  to  him  by  Adam  Vrooman, 

and  lying  on  the  Mohauks  river, 12 

1727.  Jan.  5.  Report  of  R.  Walter,  chairman  of  the  committee  of 

council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred 12 

1726.  Nov.  24.  Exemplification  of  an  Indian  deed  for  all  that  land 
lying  and  being  sixty  miles  distance,  taken  directly  from 
the  water  into  the  country,  beginning  from  a  creek  called 
Canahogue,  on  the  Lake  Oswego,  all  along  said  lake  and 
the  narrow  passage  fromthe  same  to  the  falls  of  Oniagara, 
Canaquaragne,  and  all  along  the  river  Oniagara ;  and  all 
along  the  Lake  Catarackquis  to  the  creek  called  Sodoms, 
belonging  to  the  Smekes,  thence  to  the  hill  called  Teger- 


184  LAND  PAPERS.  |vol.  x- 

Pago. 
1726.        hunksewde,  belonging  to  the  Cayonges,  and  from  thence 
to  the  creek  called  Caynunghage,  belonging  to  the  Onnon- 
dages, 13 

Certificate  to  Henry  Hoffe,  for  two  certain  tracts  of  land 
lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  Mohauk's  river,  the 
northermost  of  which  begins  at  a  small  brook  opposite  a 
small  island  containing  with  four  small  islands  in  the  said 
river,  599  acres,  the  other  begins  at  the  foot  of  a  certain 
hill  on  the  southeast  side  of  a  brook  called  Tijoghtenoenda, 
23  chains  distant  from  the  soixth  side  of  the  Mohauks 
river,  containing,  with  three  small  islands  lying  in  said 
river,  534  acres, 14 

Oct.  IV.  Petition  of  Adam  Vrooman,  to  whom  was  granted 
a  tract  of  land  bounded  south  by  the  Schoharee  river, 
and  north  by  the  hills  called  Onitstagrawae,  containing 
about  600  acres,  praying  that  the  same  may  be  surveyed, 
in  order  to  ascertain  the  precise  quantity  of  acres  therein,     15 

Oct.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  Adam  Vrooman's  patent, 
on  the  Schohare  river,  near  the  hill  called  Onitstagrawae, 
containing  1,100  acres,  Phillip  Verplanck,  dep.  surveyor,     16 

Nov.  7.  Petition  of  Edwd.  Blagge  and  others,  praying  a 
warrant  of  survey  to  ascertain  the  true  bounds  of  a  tract 
of  land  in  the  township  of  Haverstraw,  in  the  county  of 
Orange, 17 

Nov.  24.  Description  of  a  survey,  775  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawk's  river,  and  beginning 
at  the  northeast  corner  of  the  land  of  Hendrick  Ten  Eyck, 
being  a  tree  standing  on  the  west  bank  of  a  creek,  called 
Wasentha,  laid  out  for  Archibald  Kennedy,  by  Phillip 
Verplanck,  deputy  surveyor, 18 

Nov.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  775  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawk's  river,  laid  out  for 
William  Burnet,  Junior,  with  the  consent  of  his  partners, 
by  Phillip  Verplanck,  deputy  surveyor, 19 

Nov.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  775  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawk's  river,  laid  out  for 
Robert  Livingstone,  Junior,  with  the  consent  of  his  part- 
ners, by  Phillip  Verplanck,  deputy  surveyor, 20 

Nov.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  775  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  laid  out  for  David 
Provoost  and  others,  with  the  consent  of  their  partners, 
by  Phillip  Verplanck,  deputy  surveyor,  21 

Nov.  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  William  Burnet,  Jun.,  for 
a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate, 
with 22 

Nov.  24.  Certificate  to  William  Burnet,  Jun.,  for  775  acres 
of  land,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 
being  his  share  of  a  tract  lately  purchased  of  the  Indians,     22 

Nov.  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  David  Provoost  and  others, 
for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  them,  as  appears  by  a  certi- 
ficate,       23 

Nov.  24.  Certificate  to  David  Provoost  and  others,  for  775 


vol.  x.]  LAND  PAPERS.  185 

'     .       pa^- 

1726.  acres  of  land,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 

beiug  their  share  in  a  tract  lately  purchased  of  the  Indians,  23 
Nov.  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Archibald  Kennedy,  for  a 

tract  of  land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate, . .  24 
Nov.  24.  Certificate  to  Archibald  Kennedy,  for  775  acres  of 

land,  being  his  share  in  a  tract  of  land,  on  the  south  side 

of  the  Mohawk's  river,  lately  purchased  of  the  Indians,  .     24 

1727.  Jan.  5.   Warrant  of  survey,  for  2,000  acres  of  land,  for 

Johannes  Visser,  being  that  pai't  of  the  tract,  purchased 
by  William  Burnet  and  others,  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  which  lies  next  to  the  patent  of  John 
Scott,  and  from  thence,  up  along  the  said  river,  westward, 
till  it  comes  to  a  hill,  called  Awendjora, 25 

Feb.  1.  Description  of  a  survey  of  900  acres  of  land,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  purchased  of  the  native 
Indians,  by  David  Provoost,  deceased,  for  the  use  of 
Johannes  Visger,  Phillip  Verplank,  deputy  surveyor,  ...     26 

Feb.  1.  Certificate  to  Johannes  Visger,  for  900  acres  of  land, 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  adjoining  John 
Scott's  patent,  purchased  for  said  Visger,  by  David  Pro- 
voost, deceased, 27 

Feb.  2.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Johannis  Visger,  for  a  tract 
of  land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate, 28 

Feb.  1.  Certificate  to  Johannis  Visger,  for  900  acres  of  land, 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawk's  river,  adjoining  John 
Scott's  patent,  purchased  for  said  Visger,  by  David  Pro- 
voost, deceased, 28 

Feb.  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Robert  Livingstone,  Jun., 
for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certifi- 
cate, with 29 

1726.  Nov.  24.  Certificate  to  Robert  Livingston,  Jun.,  for  775  acres 

of  land,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  being  his 
share  in  a  tract  of  land  lately  purchased  of  the  Indians, .     29 

1727.  May  6.  Petition  of  Robert  Livingstone,  Jun.,  and  Lancaster 

Syms,  Jun.,  for  a  license  to  purchase  2,000  acres  of  land, 
upon  Cobells  kill,  between  Schohory  and  Canajoghory, 
and  about  twelve  miles  from  a  place  called  Antonies  Nose, 
in  the  Mohacks  country, 30 

Sept.  28.  Petition  of  Johannes  Hornebeck,  for  a  license  to 
purchase  five  hundred  acres  of  vacant  land,  at  the  Blew 
hills,  near  Cataricks  kill,  between  Albany  and  Esopus,  . .     31 

Sept.  29.  License  to  Johannes  Hornebeck,  to  purchase  500 
acres  of  land,  at  the  Blew  hills,  near  Catarick's  kill, 
between  Albany  and  Esopus, 32 

Oct.  26.  Petition  of  Abraham  Vanhorn  and  others,  for  a 
license  to  purchase  8,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  in  the 
Mohauks  country, 33 

Nov.  7.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Henry  Hoffe,  for  two  cer- 
tain tracts  of  land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certifi- 
cate, with 34 

Certificate  to  Henry  Hoffe,  of  the  city  of  Albany,  for  a  tract 
of  land,  lying  on  the  Mohauks  river,  on  each  side  thereof, 
extending  four  miles  in  length  into  the  woods,  containing 
24 


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Page. 
1727.        about  70  acres  of  land,  with  certain  small  islands  of  Little 
Cripple  Bush,   contained  in  the  same,  as  also  so  much 
upland  adjoining  thereto  as  shall  contain  500  acres, 34 

Nov.  6.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  certain  tracts  of 
land,  lying  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  Mohauks  river : 
the  northermost  of  which  begins  at  a  small  brook,  tailing 
into  the  north  side  of  said  river,  opposite  a  small  island, 
and  contains,  with  four  small  islands,  lying  in  the  said 
river,  opposite  to  the  said  tract,  539  acres  ;  the  other  at 
a  hill,  on  the  southeast  side  of  a  brook  called  Tejogh- 
tenoenda,  and  contains,  with  three  small  islands,  lying  in 
the  Mohawks  river,  opposite  said  tract,  544  acres  ;  laid 
out  for  Henry  Hoff,  by  Phillip  Verplanck,  deputy  sur- 
veyor, . . .' 35 

Nov.  15.  License  to  William  Provoost  and  others,  to  pur- 
chase 8,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  in  the  Mohauks  country,     36 

Nov.  15.  Memorandum  of  the  sale  of  300  acres  of  land,  in 
Albany  county,  lying  on  both  sides  of  the  Kateraks  kill, 
and  also  two  certain  marshes  between  said  kill  and  the 
Blew  mountains,  to  Johannis  Halenbeck, 37 

Nov.  15.  Memorandum  of  the  sale  of  two  parcels  of  land,  to 
Johannis  Halenbeck,  lying  in  Albany  county,  on  both  sides 
of  Kats  kill,  each  parcel  containing  100  acres,  and  also  a 
certain  marsh,  under  the  Blew  mountains,  with  one  hun- 
dred acres  of  land, 37 

Nov.  18.  Petition  of  Sarah  Varick  and  others,  the  proprie- 
tors of  the  grounds  and  wharves  in  the  dock  ward  of  the 
city  of  New  York,  beginning  on  the  east  side  of  the  house 
and  ground  of  Sarah  Varick,  and  running  westward  as  far 
as  the  corner  of  the  house  and  ground  of  Koenraet  Ten 
Eyck,  deceased,  praying  a  patent  for  the  same,  with  the 
privilege  of  extending  the  wharves  200  foot  into  the  East 
river,   38 

Nov.  23.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land, 
lying  and  being  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  on  both  sides  of 
the  Paltz  river,  or  Wallkill,  being  part  of  the  lands  for- 
merly granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  Thomas 
Noxon,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 39 

Nov.  24.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Thomas  Noxon,  of  the 
city  of  New  York,  for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  him,  as 
appears  by  a  certificate, 40 

Nov.  23.  Certificate  to  Thomas  Noxon,  for  2,000  acres  of 
land  in  the  county  of  Ulster  lying  on  both  sides  the  Paltz 
river  or  Wallkill,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans, 40 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Jannetie  Criger,  of  the  city  of  Albany, 
widow,  for  a  license  to  purchase  2,000  acres  of  vacant 
land  about  12  miles  distant  from  the  Mohauks  river,. ...     41 

Nov.  25.  Petition  of  Joseph  Sacket  and  Nathaniel  Hazard, 
praying  a  grant  of  3,000  acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant 
in  the  counties  of  Orange  or  Ulster,  in  one  or  several 
parcels  as  the  same  can  be  most  conveniently  found, ....     42 

Nov.  25.  Petition  of  Rip  Van  Dam  and  others,  to  have  six 


vol.  x.]  LAND  PAPERS.  187 

1727.        years   further   time   allowed  them  for  completing  their 

Avharves  on  the  East  river, 43 

Dec.  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  in 
the  comity  of  Orange,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  one  of  which  is  situated  to 
the  southeastward  of  a  high  hill  called  Skonemugh  and 
contains  1,560  acres,  the  other  begins  at  the  southwest 
corner  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Rip  Van  Dam  and 
others,  now  in  the  possession  of  Vincent  Matthews,  and 
contains  2,000  acres,  laid  out  for  Joseph  Sacket  and  Na- 
thaniel Hazard,  by  John  Alsop,  deputy  surveyor, 44 

Dec.  12.  Letter  of to  Mr.  Bobin,  (dep.  sec.,)  in  relation 

to  Hoof's  patent,  asking  that   the   same   "may  not  be 

dropped," 45 

Dec.  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  one  of  which  lies  on  both  sides  of 
a  brook  called  the  Caterak's  kill,  and  begins  on  the  south 
side  of  a  brook  called  the  Fall  kill,  containing  300  acres, 
the  other  lies  on  both  sides  of  a  brook  or  river  called 
Kattskill  and  contains  200  acres,  laid  out  for  Johannis 

Hornebeek,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 47 

Dec.  26.  Certificate  to  Joseph  Sacket  of  Flushing,  in  Queen's 
county,  and  Nathaniel  Hazard  of  the  city  of  New  York, 
for  two  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  contain- 
ing together  about  3,900  acres,  with  (see  page  44.) 48 

Dec.  30;  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Joseph  Sackett  and  Na- 
thaniel Hazard,  for  two  certain  tracts  of  land  set  out  to 

them  as  appears  by  a  certificate, , . . .     48 

Dec.  26.  Certificate  in  favor  of  the  above  parties, 48 

Dec.  30.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Johannes  Hornebeek,  for 
two  certain  tracts  of  land  set  out  to  him  as  appears  by  a 

certificate, 49 

Dec.  30.  Certificate  to  Johannes  Hornebeek,  for  two  tracts 
of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  containing  in  all  about 

500  acres, 49 

1728.  Feb.  28.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Low  and  others,  patentees  of 

several  lots  in  Burnets  street  and  wharf,  praying  that  the 

other  grantees  of  the  outer  wharf  may  remain  obliged  to 

finish  and  complete  said  wharf  by  the  time  limited,  with . .     50 

Feb.  28.  Report  of  the   committee  of  council  to  whom  the 

same  was  referred, 50 

Petition  of  William  York  and  others,  praying  a  patent  for 
1,000  acres  of  land  in  the  Mohauks  country  in  the  county 

of  Albany,  between  Cannajagara  and  Schohare, 51 

Feb.  28.  Petition  of  Martha  Heathcote  of  the  city  of  New 
York,  widow,  praying  a  patent  for  a  certain  toft  or  parcel 
of  ground  in  that  city,  with  the  addition  of  100  feet  in 
length  into  the  North  river  beyond  the  low  water  mark, 

and  of  the  breadth  of  the  said  lot,  for  a  Avharfe, 59 

March  2.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Martha  Heathcote,  for  a 
parcel  of  ground  in  the  city  of  New  York,  with  the  addi- 
tion of  100  feet  into  the  North  river  fronting  said  lot,  for 
a  wharf, 53?  54 


188  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  x. 

Page. 
1728.  March  28.  Draught  of  a  license  to  Peter  Van  Brugh  and 
others,  to  purchase  12.000  acres  of  vacant  land  lying  on 
the  eastward  of  the  patent  of  Hosick,  on  both  sides  or 
near  a  small  creek  which  comes  into  the  Hosick  or  Schaah- 
kook  creek, 55 

March  28.  Petition  of  Peter  Van  Brugh  and  others,  for  a 
license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  eastward 
of  the  patent  of  Hosick  on  both  sides  or  near  a  small 
creek  which  comes  into  the  Hosick  or  Schaahkook  creek,     56 

March  28.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 56 

April  5.  Petition  of  Abraham  Vanhorne  and  others,  for  a 
new  license  to  purchase  8,000  acres  of  land  on  the  Mo- 
hauks  river, 57 

April  5.  Exemplification  of  a  license  to  Abraham  Vanhorne 
and  others,  to  purchase  8,000  acres  of  land  on  the  Mo- 
hauks  river, 58 

April  5.  Draught  of  a  warrant  of  survey  for  500  acres  of 
land  for  Deterick   Marterstock, 59 

April  6.  Exemplification  of  a  warrant  for  a  patent  to  Deterick 
Marterstock,  for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  him  as  appears 
by  a  certificate, 60 

April  9.  Exemplification1  of  a  certificate  to  Deterick  Marter- 
stock, for  500  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
lying  on  the  east  side  of  Sawyer's  kill, 60 

April  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  500  acres  of  land  lying 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  east  side  of  Sawyer's  kill, 
surveyed  for  Deterick  Martenstack,  by  John  Crooke,  junr., 
and  Martin  Hoffman,  deputy  surveyors, 61 

April  1 1 .  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  one  of  which  begins  at  the 
west  southwest  corner  of  the  land  granted  to  Anne  Mul- 
lender,  and  contains  3,000  acres,  two  thousand  for  An- 
dreas Maerschalk  and  the  remainder  for  John  Spratt ; 
the  other  begins  at  the  northwest  corner  of  the  land 
granted  to  the  nine  German  families  and  contains  1,000 
acres,  for  John  Spratt,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 
(Plattekill,  Ulster  Co.,  and  Newburgh,  Orange  Co.,) ....     62 

April  6.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Andreas  Marterstock,  for  a 
tract  of  land  set  out  to  him  as  appears  by  a  certificate, . .     62 

April  11.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Andreas  Marschalk  and 
John  Spratt,  for  lands  set  out  to  them  as  appears  by  a 
certificate,  63 

April  11.  Draught  of  a  certificate  to  Andreas  Maerschalk 
and  John  Spratt,  for  two  tracts  of  land  being  part  of 
Evans'  patent, 63 

April  25.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land 
lying  about  seven  miles  to  the  northwestward  of  Hun- 
tersfield,  on  both  sides  of  a  certain  brook  called  by  the 
Indians  Oscalleghe,  laid  out  for  William  York  and  others, 
by  Phillip  Verplank,  deputy  surveyo.r, 64 


vol.  x.]  LAND  PAPERS.  189 


172S.  April  25.  Certificate  to  William  York   and  others,  for  the 

land  last  described, 65 

June  15.  Petition  of  Phillip  Cortlandt,  on  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  for  a  warrant  of  survey,  to  lay  out  and  ascer- 
tain the  several  tracts  of  land,  in  the  counties  of  West- 
chester, Dutchess  and  Orange,  of  which  Stephanus  Van 
Cortlandt  died  seized,  in  order  to  a  partition  of  the  same 
among  the  devisees, 66 

June  15.  Warrant  of  survey,  for  several  tracts  of  land,  in  the 
counties  of  Orange,  Dutchess  and  Westchester,  for  Phillip 
Cortlandt  and  others. . , 67 

June  21.  Petition  of  Gerrit  Zeagers,  for  a  license  to  purchase 
1,000  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  the  Schohare  river,  towards 
the  Katts  Kill  mountains, 68 

July  13.  Petition  of  Phillip  Livingston  and  others,  for  a 
license  to  purchase  6,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  in  the 
county  of  Albany, 69 

August  10.  Petition  of  Albert  Pawling  and  his  wife,  and 
Gilbert  Livingston  and  his  wife,  to  admit  affidavits  to  be 
read,  of  their  intentions  to  apply  for  an  act  to  enable  them 
to  sell  lands, 70 

August  9.  Printed  advertisements,  that  Albert  Pawling 
intends  to  apply  to  the  assembly,  for  an  act  to  enable  him 
to  sell  certain  lands, 71 

Oct.  22.  Petition  of  Richard  Bradley  and  William  Jamison, 
for  a  grant  of  4,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  in  the  counties 
of  Ulster  and  Orange,  or  one  of  them, 72 

Nov.  7.  Petition  of  Johannis  Christman,  of  the  city  of  Al- 
bany, for  a. license  to  purchase  300  acres  of  vacant  land, 
woodland,  above  Burnet's  field,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
including  a  creek  adjoining  thereto, 73 

Nov.  7.  Petition  of  Solomon  Dubois  and  Lewis  Dubois,  pro- 
prietors of  a  tract  of  land  adjoining  the  town  of  New 
Paltz,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  praying  that  the  south 
bounds  of  that  town  may  be  surveyed  and  marked  out,  in 
order  to  avoid  disputes, 74 

Nov.  7.  Petition  of  Andrew  Nicholls  and  others,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  6,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  in  the  county  of 
Albany, 75 

Nov.  10.  Warrant  to  survey  the  south  bounds  of  New  Paltz, 
in  the  county  of  Ulster, 76 

Nov.  30.  Petition  of  John  Riggs,  captain  of  one  of  his  ma- 
jesty's independant  companies,  posted  at  New  York, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  lot  of  ground  now  in  his  posses- 
sion,' in  the  city  of  New  York,  on  the  east  side  of  the 
fort, 77 

Petition  of  the  proprietors  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  in 
Orange  county,  called  Kikeout,  containing  acres  and 
upwards,  praying  that  the  same  may  be  erected  into  a 
township,  by  the  name  of  New  Hempstead, 78 

Petition  of  Christian  Castleman,  William  York  and  others, 
praying   a  patent  for  2,000   acres  of  land,  within   the 


190  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  x. 

Page. 

1728.  bounds  of  a  purchase,  lying  about  18  miles  above  Sko- 
hare, 79 

Petition  of  Richard  Sackett,  praying  a  warrant  to  survey  the 
north  line  of  the  Catherine  Brett's  patent,  in  Dutchess 
county,  in  order  to  determine  the  true  bounds  of  a  tract 
of  land  of  which  he  has  been  dispossessed,  by  Henry 
Beekman, 80 

1729.  March  10.  Petition   of   Burgher   Mynderts,   Junr.,   of   the 

county  of  Ulster,  for  a  grant  of  500  acres,  of  the  vacant 
land,  in  that  county,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, ...     81 

April  10.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 81 

March  24.  Caveat  entered  by  James  DeLancey,  of  the  city 
of  New  York,  in  behalf  of  himself,  Rutger  Bleecker  and 
others,  against  the  granting  of  any  patent,  for  a  tract  of 
land,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohauks  river,  on 
both  sides  of  a  creek  called  Otsquake,  beginning  by  the 
land  of  James  Alexander,  and  from  thence  westward  up 
along  the  river,  to  a  run  of  water  called  Skahoiakeeron,     82 

April  7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  south  bounds  of  New 
Paltz,  beginning  at  a  certain  high  point  in  the  hills,  lying 
on  the  west  side  of  the  Paltz  river,  commonly  called  the 
Paltz  point,  and  ending  at  the  south  of  Euphrow's  hook, 
and  the  northeast  corner  of  John  Barberie's  land,  on 
Hudson's  river,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 83 

April  10.  Petition  of  Abraham  Vanhorn  and  others,  praying 
a  new  license,  to  purchase  8,000  acres  of  vacant  land, 
upon  the  Mohawks  river, 84 

April  10.  Warrant  of  survey  for  6,000  acres  of  land,  for 
Rutger  Bleecker  and  others,  lying  on  the  south  side  of 
the  Mohawks  river,  on  both  sides  of  the  creek  called  Ots- 
quake, beginning  by  the  land  of  James  Alexander ;  from 
thence  westward  up  along  the  said  river,  to  a  certain 
brook  called  Tkahoiakeeron,  being  opposite  to  the  east 
part  of  an  island  lying  in  the  river, Ms,     84 

May  12.  Description  of  a  survey  of  four  several  tracts  of 
land,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 
John  Evans,  three  lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  contain- 
ing together  3,000  acres,  and  the  other  in  the  county  of 
Orange,  containing  1,000  acres,  laid  out  for  Richard 
Bradley  and  William  Jamison,  by  John  Alsop,  deputy 
surveyor,  (Plattekill,  Ulster  Co.,  Newburgh  and  Monroe, 
Orange  Co.  and  Haverstraw,  Rockland  Co.,) 85 

May  14.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Richard  Bradley  and 
William  Jamison,  for  the  land  last  above  mentioned,  (2 
copies,) 86 

May  1 9.  Description  of  the  boundaries  of  a  patent,  granted 
to  Nieltie  Pawling,  in  Dutchess,  beginning  at  the  river 
side,  and  running  eastward,  by  the  side  of  a  fresh  meadow 
called  Mansakin,  and  a  small  creek  called  Nancapacon- 
nick,  and  following  said  southerly  and  .southwesterly  as  it 
runs  to  Hudson's  river,  by  the  Crom  Elbow,  called  by  the 


vol.  x.]  LAND  PAPERS.  191 

Page. 

1729.       Indians  name  Eaquorsinck,     containing    within  the  said 

bounds  4,000  acres, 8  < 

May  30.  Petition  of  Johan  Peter  Kniskern,  for  a  license  to 

purchase  300  acres  of  land,  lying  on  Schohare  creek, 88 

June  13.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 

same  was  referred, 88 

June  26.  Petition  of  Fredk.  Pelliuger,  for  a  license  to  pur- 
chase 250  acres  of  land,  lying  at  Burnet's  field,  in  the 

comity  of  Albany, 89 

July  26.  Report  of  Phillip  Livingston,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 89 

Sept.  3.  Petition  of  Vincent  Matthews  and  others,  praying  a 
grant   of  7,000   acres,  out  of  the  vacant  lands   in   the 

province, 90,  91 

Sept.  18.  Report  of  Fra:  Harrison,  from  the  committee  of 

council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 91 

Sept.  13.  Description  of  a  survey  of  4,300  acres  of  land,  on 
the  south  west  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and  on  both 
sides  of  a  brook  called  Osquage,  beginning  at  the  mouth 
of  a  run  of  water  called  Kahowegheron,  where  it  Mis 
into  the  Mohawks  river,  and  runs  up  the  river  to  where  a 
certain  spring  called  Teuchsoweny,  empties  itself  into  the 
said  river,  laid  out  for  Rutger  Bleecker  and  others,  by 

Edward  Collins,  deputy  surveyor, 92 

Sept.  13.  Certificate  to  Rutger  Bleecker  and  others,  for  the 

land  last  above  described, 93 

Sept.  14.  Letter  of  Cadwallader  Colden  to  Mr.  Bobine,  at 
the  secretary's  office  in  New  York,  in  relation  to  the 
patent  to  be  issued  to  Rutger  Bleecker  and  others,  dated 

at  the  Highlands, 94 

Sept.  22.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Rutger  Bleecker  and  others, 
for  a  tract  of  land  set  out  to  them,  as  appears  by  a  certi- 
ficate,        95 

Sept.  29.  Petition  of  Rutger  Bleecker  and  Nicholas  Bleecker, 
of  the  city  of  Albany,  praying  a  patent  for  1,700  acres  of 

land  within  the  boimds  of  their  Indian  purchase, 96 

Sept.  29.  Warrant  of  survey  for  1,700  acres  of  land  for  Rut- 
ger Bleecker  and  Nicholas  Bleecker,  within  the  bounds  of 
a  tract  of  4and  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 
beginning  at  a  place  called  Tkahojakeeron,  and  from  thence 
westerly  up  along  said  river  to  a  certain  hill  called  Kat- 
siejogtoharie,  and  including  an  island  called  Kawenog-_ 
koke,  and  southerly  into  the  woods  to   the  distance  of 

three  English  miles, 97 

Oct.  21.  Petition  of  John  Pieter  Knieskerk,  praying  a  patent 
for  300  acres  of  land  within  the  bounds  of  a  purchase 
lying  and  being  at  Schohaire,  beginning  at  the  north 
bounds  of  a  patent  granted  to  Andries  Coeymans  and 
Lewis  Morris,  jr.,  and  running  southerly  on  both  sides  of 

Schohare  creek, 98 

Sept.  27.  Indian  deed  to  John  Peter  Knieskerk,  for  300  acres 

of  land  on  Schoharie  creek, 99 

Oct.  22.  Petition  of  Jno.  De  Peyster,  of  the  city  of  Albany, 


192  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  x. 

Page. 

1729.  for  a  license  to  purchase  600  acres  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  and  to  the 
north  of  the  manor  of  Renselarswyck, 100 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Richard  Colburn  Riggs,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  lot  of  ground  lying  on  the  east  side  of  the  fort  in 
the  city  of  New  York, : 101 

Nov.  12.  Caveat  entered  by  Jo.  Chambers,  on  behalf  of  the 
corporation  of  Albany,  against  the  granting  of  any  license 
or  patent  for  any  lands  at  or  near  Tionondorogo,  until 
they  be  heard, 102 

Petition  of  Burgher  Mynderts,  for  a  grant  of  part  of  the 
vacant  lands  in  the  county  of  Ulster, . .  • 103 

Petition  of  Christian  Castleman  and  others,  praying  a  patent 
for  2,000  acres  of  land  within  the  bounds  of  an  Indian 

purchase,  18  miles  above  Schohare,  with 104 

1139.  Feb.  1.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Alexander  Cosby  and  others, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of 
Schohare  river,  with 104 

Feb.  2.  Certificate  and  warrant  for  6,000  acres  of  land  in 
Albany  county,  for  Major  Cosby  and  sons, 104 

1730.  Feb.  18.  Petition   of  Thomas  Williams   and   others,   for   a 

license  to  purchase  1,000  acres  of  land  lying  on  both  sides 
of  Kinderhook  creek,  between  the  north  line  of  Kinder- 
hook  patent  and  the  south  line  of  the  manor  of  Ranslaers- 
wick, 105 

March  7.  Petition  of  Peter  ffauconnier,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  the  rest  of  the  grantees  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Westchester,  praying  that  no  warrant  of 
survey  be  issued  upon  the  petition  of  William  Anderson 
&  Co., 106 

March  12.  Caveat  entered  by  Jacob  Vosburgh  and  others, 
against  "the  incroaching  petition  of  Thomas  Williams 
and  others,"  (see  page  105,) 107 

March  17.  Caveat  entered  by  Moses  ffowler  against  Thomas 
Pells,  having  a  warrant  to  run  the  west  bounds  of  his 
patent,  until  said  ffowler  is  heard  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
the  rest  of  the  patentees  of  Eastchester  patent, 108 

March  19.  Caveat  entered  by  Obadiah  Palmer  and  others, 
against  the  same, 108 

March  25.  Petition  of  Kasparus  Rouch,  for  a  license  to  pur- 
chase 600  acres  of  land  lately  found  to  be  without  the 
bounds  of  Kinderhook  patent,  lying  on  the  north  side  of 
the  lands  of  Dirck  Teunisson  and  Dirick  Wessels, 109 

March  25.  Petition  of  Thomas  Pell,  praying  a  warrant  to 
survey  and  run  out  the  bounds  of  a  tract  of  land  in  West- 
chester county,  with  (see  page  108,)    110 

Order  of  the  Governor  that  the  petitioner  do  serve  Moses 
Fowler  with  a  copy  of  the  same,  likewise  the  trustees  of 
Westchester  and  the  other  towns  or  the  owners  and 
patentees  of  lands  lying  contiguous  thereto,  and  to  give 
public  notice  of  the  same  to  all  other  persons  concerned 
•therein, 110 


vol.  x.]  LAND  PAPERS.  193 


1730.  March  25.  Petition  of  Thomas  Pell,  for  a  warrant  of  survey, 

with  governor's  order, 110 

1731.  June  1G.  Deed  of  partition  between  John  Thomas,  Benja- 

min Birdsell,  of  the   first   part,    and  Adam  Ireland,    of 

second  part, Ill 

1 730.  April  1 7.  Order  upon  Pell's  petition, Ill 

April  22.  Petition  of  John  Schuyler  and  Jochim  Bradt,  for 
license  to  purchase  4,000  acres  of  land  on  or  near  the  east 
side  of  that  branch  of  Hudson's  river  that  goes  to  Canada,  112 

March  6.  Petition  of  Isaac  Bobin  and  Abraham  Lodge,  of 
the  city  of  New  York,  for  license  to  purchase  4,000  acres 
of  land  between  the  south  bounds  of  the  manor  of  Rans- 
laerwick  and  the  north  bounds  of  Kinderhook  patent, 
adjoining  to  the  1,000  acres  of  land  lately  petitioned  for 
by  Thomas  Williams,  with 113 

April  23.  Draught  of  a  license  to  Isaac  Bobin  and  Abraham 
Lodge,  to  purchase  the  same, 113 

April  23.  Petition  of  Abraham  Vanhorn  and  others,  for  a 
grant  of  a  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Maquase  river,  beginning  at  a  place  called  by  the  natives 
Kajuyouchtoohary,  thence  running  westward  along  the 
river  to  a  place  called  Onieyode,  being  over  against  a 
large  creek,  thence  into  the  woods  southward  two  Eng- 
lish miles, 114 

Feb.  16.  Indian  deed  to  Abraham  Vanhorn  and  others,  for 
the  land  last  named, 115 

April  23.  Petition  of  Thomas  Williams  and  others,  praying 
that  some  time  may  be  appointed  for  a  hearing  upon  his 
former  petition  and  the  caveats  entered  against  the  same,  116 

May  12.  Indian  deed  to  John  Schuyler  and  Jochim  Bradt, 
of  2,000  acres  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
beginning  at  a  place  on  the  north  side  of  Tamhenick, . .  .   117 

June  1.  Description  of  a  survey  for  Rutger  and  Nicholas 
Bleecker,  of  a  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  southwest  side 
of  the  Mohawks  river,  beginning  at  the  mouth  of  a  run 
of  water  called  Kahowegeron,  opposite  to  the  south  end 
of  a  large  island  called  Kawenaghoke,  and  extends  up  the 
Mohawks  river  to  the  north  end  of  said  island,  containing 
with  the  island,  675  acres, 118 

June  1.  Draught  of  a  certificate  to  Rutger  Bleecker  and 
Nicholas  Bleecker,  of  the  city  of  Albany,  for  the  last 
mentioned  land, Ms,  118 

June  20.  Letter  of  Cadwallader  Colden  to  Rich'd  Bradley, 
in  relation  to  the  foregoing  certificate,  dated  at  Colding- 
ham, 119 

July  1 .  Indian  deed  to  Abraham  Van  Hoorn  and  others,  of 
all  that  tract  of  land,  on  the  west  side  of  the  Maquas 
river,  beginning  at  a  place  called  Onieyodee,  thence,  along 
the  said  river,  to  the  westermost  end  of  a  certain  place 
called  Jurkannanodago,  thence,  with  a  direct  line,  into  the 
woods,  10  English  miles,  thence  easterly,  10  English  miles 
'or  thereabout,  thence  northerly  to  the  place  first  begun,  .   120 

25 


194  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  x. 


1730.  July  14.  Letter  from  Cadwallader  Colden  to  Isaac  Bobine, 

deputy  secretary,  in  relation  to  Jacob  Burst's  certificate,.   121 

July  23.  Petition  of  Walter  Butler  and  others,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  12,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  at  a  place  called 
Tiondoroge, 122 

July  23.  Order  in  council,  that  the  corporation  of  Albany  be 
served  with  a  copy  of  the  same,  and  that  they  be  heard 
upon  their  caveat,  on  the  second  Thursday  of  August  next,  122 

July  23.  Petition  of  John  DePeyster,  of  the  city  of  Albany, 
praying  a  patent  for  600  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the  east 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  and  to  the  north  of  the  manor  of 
Renslarswyck,  at  a  creek  called  Tomheenecks,  beginning 
at  the  southerly  bounds  of  Hooseck,  and  so  running  up 
southerly,  on  both  sides  of  said  creek,  over  the  path  which 
goes  to  Sanckhaick, 123 

July  23.  Petition  of  John  Schuyler  and  Jochim  Brat,  of  the 
city  of  Albany,  praying  a  patent  for  2,000  acres  of  land, 
on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  beginning  on  the  north 
side  of  Tamhenick, 124 

July  30.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  William  York  and  others, 
for  1,000  acres  of  land  set  out  to  them,  as  appears  by  a 
certificate,  125 

Aug.  9.  Petition  of  Pieter  Andrevet  and  Lambert  Garritson, 
for  a  warrant  to  run  out  and  ascertain  the  bounds  of  their 
patent  and  meadow  land,  on  Staten  Island, 126 

Aug.  12.  Petition  of  Johannes  Van  Alst,  praying  a  warrant 
of  survey,  to  lay  out  a  tract  of  land  lying  at  Maspeth  kells, 
in  the  county  of  Queens, 127 

Aug.  13.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Rutger  and  Nicholas 
Bleecker,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  with  an  island 
therein  included,  set  out  to  them,  as  appears  by  a  certifi- 
cate, with 128 

June  1.  Certificate  to  Rutger  and  Nicholas  Bleecker,  for  a 
certain  tract  of  land,  with  an  island,  containing,  in  all, 
675  acres, 128 

Aug.  13.  Warrant  to  survey,  for  the  corporation  of  New 
York,  400  feet  beyond  low  water  mark,  on  Hudson's 
river,  from  Bestavers  killitie  to  the  limits  of  the  fort,  from 
thence  (leaving  out,  for  the  use  of  the  fort,  all  the  west 
side  of  the  street  that  leads  down  to  Whitehall)  eastward 
along  the  East  river,  to  the  north  side  of  Corlaer's  hook,  129 

Sept.  2.  Description  of  a  survey  of  the  same,  containing  about 
210  acres,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 129 

Petition  of  the  mayor,  aldermen  and  commonalty  of  the  city 
of  New  York,  for  a  confirmation  of  their  charter,  and  the 
enlargement  of  their  bounds,  to  comprehend  400  feet 
below  low  water  mark,  between  Bestavers  kill  on  the 
North  river  and  Corlaer's  hook  on  the  East  river, 130 

Aug.  7.  Report  of  Ja :  Alexander,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 130 

Aug.  13.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  pursuant  to  the  same, 130 

Sept.  1.  Petition  of  the  mayor,  aldermen  and  comonalty  of 
the  city  of  Albany,  for  a  grant  of  4,000  acres  of  low  land, 


vol.  x.]  LAND  PAPERS.  195 

Page. 
1730.        in  trust  for  the  Mohawk  Indians,  adjoining  the  rear  of  a 
tract  of  1,000  acres,  lying  on  both  sides  of  Tionondrogo 

river,  formerly  granted  to  said  city, 132 

Certificate  of  Myndert  Schuyler,  Phil.  Schuyler  and  J.  Van 

Rensselaer,  in  relation  to  the  same, 132 

Sept.  3.  Petition  of  Thomas  Hanley,  Nathan  St.  John,  and  a 
great  number  of  people,  their  associates,  as  well  inhabit- 
ants of  the  town  of  Ridgefield  as  of  the  eastern  parts  of 
this  province,  praying  a  patent  for  50,000  acres  of  the 

equivalent  lands, 1 33 

Sept.  8.  Petition  of  Gabriel  Ludlow  and  Wiliiam  Ludlow, 
for  a  grant  of  4,000  acres  of  the  vacant  and  re-assumed 
lands  of  Capt.  John  Evans,  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and 

Ulster,  134 

Sept.  16.  Petition  of  Hartman  Windecker,  and  other  dis- 
tressed Palatines,  for  a  license  to  purchase  2,000  acres  of 
land,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquas  river,  to  the  west- 
ward of  the  land  granted  to  Peter  Wagenaer  and  others, 

about  3  miles  distant  from  said  river, 135 

Sept.  5.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Cuyler  and  William  Ketelhijn, 
for  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  east 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  and  to  the  northward  of  the  lands 
belonging  to  the  patentees  of  Sarachtoge,  in  order  to 

obtain  a  patent  for  1,500  acres  thereof, 136 

Sept.  18.  Petition  of  David  Jamison  and  others,  proprietors 
of  a  tract  of  land  in  Dutchess  county,  for  a  warrant  of 
survey,  to  lay  out  the  south  bounds  of  the  same,  which 

extend  16  miles  up  Wappingeis  creek,  with 137 

Oct.—  Report  of  Phillip  Livingston,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 137 

Sept.  24.  Petition  of  Elizabeth  Bruice  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  "  all  that  certain  parcel  of  woodland,  called,  by 
the  Indians,  Kightowan,  with  a  creek  thereunto  adjoining, 
lying  on  the  east  side  of  the  North  river,  in  the  county  of 

Westchester," 13g 

Oct.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on 
both  sides  of  Schohary  river,  together  with  island  in  said 
rivei',  containing,  in  all,  300  acres,  laid  out  for  Johan  Peter 
Kniskern,  by  Edward  Collens,  deputy  surveyor,  (Scoha- 

rie,  Schoharie  county,) 139 

Sept.  28.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land, 
on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  on  a  certain  creek, 
called  Tomheeneck,  to  the  southward  of  the  bounds  of 
Hooseck,  containing  600  acres,  laid  out  for  John  De  Pey- 

ster,  by  Edward  Collons,  deputy  surveyor, 140 

Sept.  29.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  John  De  Peyster,  for  600 

acres  of  land  set  out  to  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate,.   141 
Sept.  29.  Certificate  to  John  De  Peyster,  for  600  acres  of  land, 
lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  on  a  certain  creek, 

called  Tomheeneck,  {see  pages  140,  141,) 142 

Sept.  29.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Johan  Peter  Kniskern,  for 
a  certain  tract  of  land,  lying  on  both  sides  of  Skohare 
river,  {seepage  139,) . . , . 143 


196  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  x. 

Page. 

1730.  Sept.  29.  Certificate  to  John  Peter  Kniskern,  for  the  same,     143 
Oct.  8.  Indian  deed  to  Hartman  Windecher  and  others,  of  all 

that  tract  of  land  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquase  river 
to  the  westward  of  the  land  granted  to  Peter  Wagenaer 
and  others,  lying  about  3  miles  distant  from  said  river,. .   144 

Oct.  8,  Petition  of  Peter  Caverly  of  Oysterbay,  in  Queen's 
county,  praying  a  patent  for  a  ferry  between  a  neck  of 
land  in  that  town  called  Caverly's  Island  and  Rye, 145 

Oct.  9.  Petition  of  Arent  Brat  of  Schenectady,  for  license  to 
pui-chase  300  acres  of  woodland,  and  a  marsh  or  meadow 
adjoining  the  same,  lying  to  the  westward  of  that  town 
about  5  or  6  miles  from  the  Mohawk's  river, 146 

Oct.  14.  Petition  of  Benjamin  Blagge,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  containing  about 
1,500  acres,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans, 147 

Oct.  23.  Report  of  James  De  Lancey,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 147 

Petition  of  Elias  Pipon,  tenant  in  tail  of  certain  lands  in  the 
city  of  New  York,  in  relation  to  an  act  of  assembly  to 
impower  him  to  dispose  of  a  part  of  the  same  for  the  better 
improvement  of  the  rest, 148 

Oct.  15.  Affidavit  of  Johannes  Martinus  Van  Harlingen  in 
relation  to  the  same, 148 

1731.  Oct.  15.  Indian  deed  to  Jurch  Hough  and  others,  of  all  that 

tract  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquasse 
river  behind  the  lands   of  Cadwallader  Colden  &  Co., 

beginning  upon  a  creek  called  Kaniochragaronde  or , 

thence  up  the  same  to  Teohogon  which  is  about  two  Eng- 
lish miles,  and  keeping  the  breadth  of  one  English  mile 
on  both  sides  of  the  said  creek  till  the  same  shall  take  in 
2,500    acres, 149 

1730.  Oct.  16.  Petition  of  Joseph  Sacket  and  Joseph  Sacket,  Jr., 

pi'aying  a  patent  for  222  acres  to  makeup  the  compliment 
of  a  tract  of  land  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster, 
granted  to  the  former,  and  also  to  grant  to  the  other  peti- 
tioner liberty  to  take  up  2,000  acres  within  the  bounds  of 
Evans'  vacated  patent,  with 150 

Report  of  James  De  Lancey,  chairman  of  the  committee  of 
council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 150 

Oct.  21.  Petition  of  Thomas  Standard  and  Thomas  Ham- 
mond, praying  a  patent  for  2,000  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Orange  or  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  land  for- 
merly granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 151 

Oct.  23.  Report  of  James  De  Lancey,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 151 

Nov.  3.  Warrant  of  survey  for  the  north  bounds  of  Kinder- 
hook  patent,  in  order  to  determine  the  disputes  relative  to 
the  land  petitioned  for  by  Thomas  Williams  &  Co., 152 

1731.  May  20.  Articles  of  agreement  between  Phillip  Livingston 

and  others,  and  David  Schuyler,  in  relation  to  the  pur- 
chase of  lands  in  the  Mohawks  country, 153 

June  — .  Petition  of  Johannes  Vanalst,  for  a  warrant  to  survey 


vol.  x.]  LAND  PAPERS.  197 

Page. 
1731.        and  run  out  the  bounds  of  a  tract  of  land  at  Mespeth  kills 

in  Queens  county, 154 

Petition  of  John  Lindsay  and  others,  for  license  to  purchase 
30,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the  Mohawks  country,. . . .   155 

June  8.  Warrant  of  survey  for  50,000  acres  of  the  equiva- 
lent lands  for  Thomas  Hanly  and  others,  inhabitants  of 
the  town  of  Ridgefield, 156 

June  8.  Description  of  a  survey  of  50,000  acres  of  land  being 
part  of  the  equivalent  lands,  laid  out  in  four  tracts  for 
Thomas  Hanly  and  others,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr. 
genl., 157 

June  8.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Thomas  Hanly  and  others, 
for  four  tracts  of  land  set  out  to  them  as  appears  by  a 
certificate, 159 

June  8.  Certificate  to  Thomas  Hanley,  for  four  tracts  of  land 
being  part  of  the  equivalent  lands,  containing  in  all  about 
50,000  acres, 159 

Certificate  to  Hanley,  (another  copy,) 160 

June  9.  Description  of  a  survey  of  six  parcels  of  land  in  the 
township  of  Oysterbay,  in  Queens  county,  containing  in 
all  about  290  acres,  laid  out  for  Charles  Boyle,  by  James 
Livingston,  deputy  surveyor, 161 

June  24.  Petition  of  Petrus  Van  Driessen,  for  license  to  pur- 
chase 2,500  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 162 

June  24.  Report  of  Francis  Harrison,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 162 

June  24.  Petition  of  James  Wallace,  for  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  of  land  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and  Ulster,  or  in 
one  of  them,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans, 162 

June  24.  Report  of  Francis  Harrison,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 162 

June  24.  Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  land  for  James 
Wallace,    163 

June  24.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Cuyler  and  Wm.  Ketelthuyn, 
praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  beginning  at  the  bounds  of  a  patent 
granted  to  Cornells  Van  Dyk  &  Co.,  at  the  north  side  of 
a  creek  called  by  the  Indians  Dinoondehowe,  and  running 
up  the  river  to  the  second  carrying  place  and  extends  back 
into  the  woods  two  English  miles, 164 

Report  of  Fra:  Harrison,  chairman  of  the  committee  of 
council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 164 

June  24.  Petition  of  Charles  Boyle,  in  relation  to  the  lands 
in  Oysterbay,  of  which  John  Newman  died  seized, 165 

June  9.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Charles  Boyle,  for  seven 
tracts  of  land  in  Queens  county,  on  Nassau  Island,  and 
for  the  lands  undivided  or  in  common  in  Oysterbay,  old 
and  new  purchases  of  which  John  Newman  lately  died 
seized, 166 

June  9.  Certificate  to  Charles  Boyle,  for  sundry  tracts  of 
land  in  the  town  of  Oysterbay,  in  Queens  county, 166 

June  24.  Petition  of  Daniel  Ketelhuyn  and  Thomas  Sharpe, 


198  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  x. 

r.  .  .         Pa£e' 

1731.  for  license  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  wood  land  lying 
at  a  distance  from  Hudson's  river  on  the  east  side,  to  the 
north  of  the  line  Renselaer's  wyck,  and  south  of  the  lands 
belonging  to  the  patentees  of  Saratogue, 167 

June  24.  Report  of  Fra  :  Harrison,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 167 

July  13.  Petition  of  Jennike  Cregier,  for  license  to  purchase 
2,000  acres  of  woods  land  lying  on  the  southeast  side  of 
Schohare  River  above  Kadasede,  beginning  at  the  said 
river  at  a  place  called  Yagoughsitawawanie,  thence  run- 
ning up  the  stream  to  a  place  called  Chenochquatha,  thence 
into  the  woods  on  both  side, 168 

Sept.  7.  Report  of  Win,  Provoost,  from  the  committee  of 
council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 168 

August  10.  Petition  of  the  mayor,  aldermen  and  commonalty, 
of  the  city  of  Albany,  for  license  to  purchase  4,000  acres 
of  woodland,  at  Tionondrogo,  in  trust  for  the  Mohawk 
Indians, 169 

August  10.  Petition  of  Burger  Huijk  and  others,  for  a  grant 
of  6,000  acres,  adjoining  to  lands  of  which  they  are  now 
possessed,  at  the  north  bounds  of  Kinderhook  patent,.  . .    170 

August  10.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  chairman  of  the 
committee  of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred,.  . .  170 
I  August  12.  Order  in  council,  empowering  the  governor  to 
grant  a  patent  to  Anthony  Rutgers,  for  a  certain  swamp 
and  fresh  pond,  called  the  Fresh  water,  adjacent  to  the 
Duke's  farm,  upon  New  York  Island,  containing  in  all  70 
acres,  (2  copies,) 171,  172 

August  25.  Petition  of  Robert  Livingston,  Junr.,  and  others, 
for  license  to  purchase  10,000  acres  of  land,  up  the  Mo- 
hawks river,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 173 

August  25.  Petition  of  John  Vander  Spiegel  and  others,  for 
license  to  purchase  three  or  four  hundred  acres  of  land, 
called  Mart  Gerritson's  Island  and  Rattle  Snake  plate, 
near  adjoining  to  the  west  bounds  of  Kinderhook, 174 

Sept.  21.  Report  of  James  DeLancey,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 174 

Sept.  3.  Petition  of  Thomas  Smith,  praying  a  patent  for 
1,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  lying  next  his  farm,  in  Orange 
county,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 
John  Evans,  with 175 

Sept.  7.  Report  of  Wm.  Provoost,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 175 

Sept.  15.  Petition  of  Johannis  De  Wandelaar,  ofSchogkook, 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  for  license  to  purchase  2,000 
acres  of  land,  above  the  Half  Moon,  on  the  east  side  of 
Hudson's  river, 176 

Sept.  17.  Petition  of  Stephen  Van  Courtlandt  and  others,  for 
license  to  purchase  8,000  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the  east 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  to  the  northward  of  the  manor  of 
Renselaarswick,  to  the  south  of  the  lands  of  the  patentees 
of  Saragtoga,  and  to  the  south  and  .north  of  Hosick 
patentees, 177 


vol.  x.]  LAND  PAPERS.  199 


1731.  Sept.  1 7.  Petition  of  Teunis  Van  Sleyk  and  Pieter  Lodewijck, 
for  license  to  purchase  1,000  acres  of  land,  to  the  north- 
ward of  Kinderhook,  at  a  little  creek  called  Stone  creek,  178 
Sept.  21.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 178 


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Page. 
1731.  Sept.  7.  Petition  of  Hartman  Windecker  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  2,000  acres  of  land,  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Maquases  river,  about  3  miles  distant  from  said  river,  to 
the  westward  of  the  lands  granted  to  Peter  Wagenaer 
and  others, 1 

Sept.  21.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  which  the 
same  was  referred, 1 

Sept.  22.  Petition  of  Henry  Van  Rensselaer,  of  the  county 
of  Albany,  in  relation  to  the  petition  of  Burgher  Huyck 
and  others,  for  land  southward  of  the  south  bounds  of  the 
manor  of  Ranslaerswyck,  and  esteemed  to  be  within  the 
township  of  Kinderhook, 2 

Sept.  23.  Report  of  Phillip  Livingston,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee to  which  the  same  was  referred,   2 

Sept.  24.  Petition  of  Abraham  Vanhorn  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  so  much  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  west 
side  of  the  Maquas  river,  beginning  at  Onieyodee ;  thence 
along  the  river  westerly,  to  a  place  called  Jurkannanodago, 
and  into  the  woods  ten  English  miles,  as  will  with  the 
land  surveyed  for  them,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquas, 
beginning  at  a  place  called  Kajurgouchtoohary,  make  up 
8,000  acres, 3,  4 

Sept.  23.  Petition  of  Jurch  Hough  and  others,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  certain  vacant  and  unappropriated  wood 
lands,  lying  to  the  southward  of  a  certain  place  called  by 
the  natives  Canajoharie,  about  four  miles  from  the  Mo- 
hawks river,  to  the  back  of  the  lands  granted  to  Cadwai- 
,  lader  Colden  and  others, 5 

Sept.  23.  Report  of  Phillip  Livingston,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 5 

Oct.  2.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land, 
lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  both  sides  of  the  Kin- 
derhook creek,  containing  6,000  acres,  laid  out  for  Burger 
Huyk  and  others,  by  Jacobus  Bruyn,  deputy  surveyor,       6 

Sept.  25.  Petition  of  Petrus  Van  Driessefc  and  Johannis  Ehl, 


vol.  xi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  201 

Pago. 
1731.       praying  a  patent  for  2,000  acres  of  land,  lying  on  the 

south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 6 

Sept.  30.  Report  of  Phillip  Livingston,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 6 

Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Burgher  Huyk  and  others,  for  a 
tract  of  land,  on  hoth  sides  of  the  Kinderhook  creek,  set 
out  for  them,  as  appears  by  a  certificate, 7 

Certificate  to  Burgher  Huyck  and  others,  for  6,000  acres  of 
land, 7 

Oct.  15.  Description  of  a  survey  of  six  tracts  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Orange,  in  the  Highlands,  on  the  west  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  being  some  of  the  vacated  lands,  late  of 
Capt.  John  Evans,  laid  out  for  Gabriel  and  William 
Ludlow,  by  Charles  Clinton,  deputy  surveyor, 8 

Oct.  25.  Petition  of  Tunis  Van  Slyk  and  Pieter  Lodewyck, 
for  a  license,  to  purchase  1,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  to 
the  northward  of  Kinderhook,  at  a  little  creek  called 
Stone  creek, 9 

Oct.  25.  Report  of  Frederick  Morris,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 9 

Oct.  25.  Affidavit  of  Wm.  Hopkins  and  Daniel  Hogan,  in 
relation  to  the  service  of  a  copy  of  the  foregoing  petition, 
upon  the  owners  of  the  adjoining  lands, 9 

Nov.  2.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  lying 
about  three  miles  from  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  laid  out  for  Hartman  Windeker  and  others,  by  Ed- 
ward Collins,  deputy  surveyor, 10 

Nov.  8.  Description  of  a  survey  of  8,000  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  the  west  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  beginning  on  the 
bank  of  said  river,  a  little  above  the  upper  end  of  a  certain 
island,  lately  granted  to  Rutger  Bleeker  and  others,  and 
along  said  river  to  the  mouth  of  a  rivulet,  called  by  the 
Indians  Jurhannannodago,  including  the  small  islands  in 
the  river,  laid  out  for  Abraham  Van  Horn  and  others,  by 
Edward  Collins, 11 

Nov.  11.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Hartman  Wendecker  and 
others,  for  a  tract  of  land,  set  out  to  them,  as  appears  by 
a  certificate, 12 

Nov.  11.  Certificate  to  Hartman  Wendecker  and  others,  for 
a  certain  tract  of  land,  lying  about  three  miles  from  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  beginning  at  the  north- 
east corner  of  the  lands  granted  to  Peter  Wagenaer  and 
others,  containing  2,000  acres, 12 

Nov.  13.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Abraham  Van  Home  and 
others,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  and  some  islands  therein 
included,  set  out  to  them,  as  appears  by  a  certificate,. ...     13 

Nov.  12.  Certificate  to  Abraham  Van  Home  and  others,  for 
a  tract  of  land,  lying  upon  the  west  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  beginning  at  a  point  a  little  above  the  island, 
granted  to  Rutger  Bleecker  and  others,  and  extending 
along  the  river  to  the  mouth  of  a  rivulet,  called  by  the 
Indians  Jurhannanodo,  including  several   small   islands, 

containing  in  all  8,000  acres, 13 

26 


202  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xi. 

Pago. 

1731.  Nov.  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on 

the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  on  both  sides  of  a  certain 

creek  called  Tomlenack,  containing  nearly  2,000    acres, 

laid  out  for  John  Schuyler  and  Joachim  Bradt,  by  Cad- 

wallader  Colden,  surveyor  general, 14 

Dec.  1.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  on 
the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  beginning  on  the  east 
side  of  Sawyer's  kill,  and  bordering  on  the  Caters  kill, 
and  the  land  called  Kiskatameteky,  containing  4,000 
acres,  laid  out  for  Vincent  Mathews  and  others,  by  Chas. 

Clinton,  dep.  surveyor, 15 

Nov.  11.  Petition  of  Jurch  Miller  and  others,  for  a  license  to 
purchase  3,500  acres  of  vacant  wood  land,  lying  some 
distance  from  the  Mohawks  river,  on  the  north  side 
thereof,  to  the  west  of  Stone  Rabia,  being  lands  hereto- 
fore granted  to  Bartholomew  Pickard  and  others, 16 

Nov.  2.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 

same  was  referred, 16 

Dec.  2.  Petition  of  Nathaniel  Hazard,  Junr.,  praying  a  patent 
for  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land,  being  part  of  the  lands 

formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 17 

Dec.  23.  Report  of  James  Alexander,  from  the  committee  of 

council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 17 

Dec.  2.  Petition  of  Jurch  Hough  and  others,  praying  a 
patent,  for  all  that  certain  tract  of  land,  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Maquase  river,  behind  the  lands  granted  to  Cad- 
wallader  Colden  and  company,  beginning  at  a  creek, 
called  by  the  natives  Kaniochragaionde,  and  running  up 
the  same,  to  a  place  called  Teohogon,  which  is  about  two 
English  miles,  and  keeping  the  breadth  of  one  English 
mile,  on  both  sides  of  the  creek,  till  the  same  takes  in  the 

quantity  of  2,500  acres, 18 

Dec.  2.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 

same  was  referred, 

Dec.  6.  Letter  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  to  Richard  Bradley, 
Esq.,  in  relation  to  a  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  land,  in 
which  Mr.  Heath  is  in  ti-ust  for  him,  dated  at  Coldenham,  19 
Dec.  7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  lying  near  the  patent  of  Francis 
Harrison  and  company,  laid  out  for  James  Wallace,  by 

Charles  Clinton,  deputy  surveyor, 20 

Dec.  8.  Certificate  to  James  Wallace,  for  the  last  mentioned 

land, 21 

Dec.  9.  Petition  of  Gabriel  Ludlow,  Junr.,  of  Orange  Town, 
praying  a  patent  for  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land,  in 

Orange  county,  being  part  of  Evans'  patent,  with 22 

Dec*  23.  Report  of  Ja:  Alexander,  from  the  committee  of 

council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 22 

Dec.  20.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Vincent  Matthews  and 
others,  for  4,000  acres  of  land,  on  the  west  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  lately  set  out  to  them,  as  appears  by  a 
certificate, 23 


vol.  xi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  203 

Page. 

1731.  Boundaries  of  the  land  surveyed  by  Vincent  Matthews,  be- 

ginning on  the  east  line  of  Sawyer's  kill,  and  running 
along  by  the  Caters  kill  and  Kiskatameteky, 23 

Nov.  11.  Petition  of  Frederick  Bell  and  Hendrick  Hager,  for 
license  to  purchase  800  acres  of  land,  not  far  from  Oris- 
konie,  near  to  the  Maquase  river,  with 24 

Dec.  23.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 24 

Nov.  11.  Petition  of  Johan  Jurch  Kast,  Junr.,  and  Jacob 
Hilts,  for  license  to  purchase  1,000  acres  of  vacant  land, 
and  a  run  of  water,  near  Burnet's  field,   25 

Dec.  2.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 25 

Dec.  23.  Petition  of  John  Collins  and  others,  for  license  to 
purchase  16,000  acres  of  vacant  land, '. 26 

Dec.  23.  Report  of  Ja:  Alexander,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 26 

1732.  Jan.  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  James  Wallace,  for  2,000 

acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  lately  set  out  to 
him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate, 27 

Feb.  4.  Petition  of  John  Vanderspiegle  and  others,  praying 
300  acres  of  the  land  called  Marte  Gerritson's  Island  and 
Rattle  Snake  platt,  near  adjoyning  to  the  west  bounds  of 
the  patent  of  Kinderhook, 28 

Feb.  4.  Report  of  Ja :  Alexander,  chairman  of  the  committee 
of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 28 

Feb.  11.  Petition  of  Henry  Lane  and  others,  praying  a  patent 
for  three  pieces  of  ground  in  the  city  of  New  York,  part 
whereof  are  covered  with  water,  the  first  beginning  on 
the  south  side  of  the  street  that  leads  from  the  Parade  to 
the  North  river,  and  extends  400  feet  into  the  North  river ; 
the  second  begins  on  the  north  side  of  the  west  end  of 
Pearl  street,  and  the  third  begins  at  the  southeast  corner 
White  Hall,  with 29 

March  13.  Report  of  Phillip  Cortland,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 29 

March  13.  Petition  of  Samuell  Heath  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  6,000  acres  of  the  lands  lying  vacant  in  coun- 
ties of  Orange  and  Ulster,  formerly  patented  to  Capt. 
John  Evans, 30 

March  13.  Report  of  Phillip  Cortland,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 30 

March  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  parcels  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Orange,  being  part  of  the  tract  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  one  of  which  contains  750 
acres,  the  other  250  acres;  laid  out  for  Thomas  Smith,  by 
Charles  Clinton,  deputy  surveyor, 31 

April  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Thomas  Smith,  for  two 
parcels  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Orange,  set  out  to 
him  as  appears  by  a  certificate, 32 

April  22.  Certificate  to  Thomas  Smith,  for  two  tracts  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Orange, 32 

April  28.  Petition  of  Thomas  Hanly,  Nathan  St.  John  and 


204  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xi. 

Page. 
1732.        others,  for  a  warrant  to  survey  and  run  out  the  courses 
and  bounds  of  several  lots  into  which  the  50,000  acres 
granted  them  in  the  equivalent  lands,  are  divided,  with. .     33 

Report  of  the  committee  of  council  to  whom  the  same  was 
referred, 33 

April  28.  Petition  of  John  Lawrence,  praying  a  patent  for 
1,000  acres  of  the  vacant  lands  in  the  tract  heretofore 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  in  the  counties  of  Orange 
and  Ulster,  or  either  of  them, 34 

April  28.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 34 

May  1.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  Corne- 
lius Cuyler,  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  be- 
ginning on  the  north  side  of  Batten  kill,  otherwise  called 
Dionondohowe,  where  it  falls  into  the  said  river,  and 
thence  along  the  north  bounds  of  the  land  called  Sarag- 
toga,  containing  750  acres,  also  a  tract  of  land  for  Wil- 
liam Kettelhuyn,  beginning  on  the  northwest  corner  of 
the  aforesaid  creek,  and  containing  850  acres;  Edward 
Collins,  dep.  surveyor, 35 

May  1.  Letter  of  Cadwallader  Colden  to  Frederick  Morris, 
dep.  secretary,  in  relation  to  the  passing  of  a  patent  to 
Cornelius  Cuyler  and  William  Kettelhuyn,  for  the  two 
tracts  last  described,  dated  at  Newburgh, 36 

May  5.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Cornelius  Cuyler  and  Wil- 
liam Kettelhuyn,  for  1,600  acres  of  land  on  the  east  side 
of  Hudson's  river,  lately  set  out  to  them,  as  appears  by  a 
certificate, 37 

May  5.  Certificate  to  Cornelius  Cuyler  and  William  Kettel- 
huyn, for  1,600  acres  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river, 37 

May  9.  Indian  deed  to  Petrus  Van  Driessen  and  Johannes 
Ehl,  ministers  of  the  Gospel,  of  all  that  tract  of  land 
lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  beginning  at  the  westei'most  corner  of 
the  land  granted  to  Francis  Harrison  &  Co.,  on  the  bank 
of  said  river,  and  runs  northeasterly  along  the  bounds  of 
said  tract  two  English  miles  and  a  half,  then  northwesterly 
one  mile  and  a  half,  then  southwesterly  two  miles  and  a 
half,  to  the  Mohawks  river,  and  down  the  same  to  the 
place  where  it  began, 38 

May  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  John 
Lawrence,  lying  in  the  county  of  Orange,  next  to  the 
patents  of  McGregory  and  Bradley,  being  part  of  the  land 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  containing  765 
acres,  Charles  Clinton,  dep.  surveyor, 39 

June  1.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  islands  in  Hudson's 
river,  opposite  to  Kinderhook,  one  of  which  is  known  by 
the  name  of  Marte  Garritsons  Island,  and  contains  225 
acres,  and  the  other  called  Rattle  Snake  Piatt  contains  35 
acres ;  surveyed  for  John  Vanderspeigle  and  others,  by 
Edward  Collins,  dep.  surveyor, " 40 


vol.  xi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  205 

Page. 
1/32.  June  7.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Lawrence,  for  765 

acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  with 41 

June  19.  Certificate  to  John  Lawrence,  for  765  acres  of  land 

lying  in  the  highlands,  in  the  county  of  Orange, 41 

June  16.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Vander  Speigle,  Wil- 
liam Smith  and  John  Borghghart,  for  some  wood  land  and 
meadow  in  the  county  of  Albany,  called  Marten  Gaerit- 
sons  island  and  Rattle  Snake  island,  near  adjoining  to  the 
west  bounds  of  Kinderhook,  and  both  of  them  contains 

260  acres, rt     42 

June  2.  Certificate  to  John  Vanderspeigle  and  others  for  the 

same, 42 

Aug.  25.  Petition  of  Peter  Van  Brugh,  praying  a  patent  for 
the  use  of  himself  and  the  other  patentees  of  Hunters 
Field,  for  400  acres,  beginning  on  the  west  side  of  Scho- 
harie creek,  and  adjoining  to  the  west  side  of  the  afore- 
said patent,  to  make  up  a  deficiency  in  the  same, 43 

Aug.  35.  Report  of  Geo.  Clarke,   from   the   committee   of 

council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 43 

Aug.  25.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Van  Ness  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  1,200  acres  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hud- 
son's river,  recently  released  to  the  crown  by  the  Indian 

proprietors,  with 44 

Aug.  25.  Report  of  Geo.  Clark,  from  the  committee  of  coun- 
cil to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 44 

Sept.  15.  Petition  of  Daniel  Kettelhuyn  and  others,  for 
license  to  purchase  15,000  acres  of  land  on  the  east  side 
of  Hudson's  river,  near  or  about  a  tract  of  land  called 

Hosick,  with 45 

Sept.  15.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  from  the  committee  of 

council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 45 

Sept.  15.  Petition  of  Petrus  Van  Driesen  and  Johannes  Ehl 
and  others,  praying  a  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  on 
the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  recently  released  to 

the  crown  by  the  Indian  proprietors, 45 

Sept.  15.  Report  of  Rip  Van  Dam,  from  the  committee  of 

council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 45 

Sept.  — .  Exemplification  of  an  order  of  the  king  in  council, 
empowering  the  governor  to  grant  the  fee  simple  and  in- 
heritance of  a  certain  swamp  and  fresh  pond  called  the 
Fresh  Water,  adjacent  to  the  Duke's  Farm  on  the  Island 
Manhatten,  now  called  New  York,  to  Anthony  Rutgers, 

the  same  containing  about  70  acres, '•.  .     46 

Sept.  16.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Anthony  Rutgers,  for  the 

land  last  described, 47 

Sept.  22.  Petition  of  John  Kelly  and  Simon  Johnson,  attor- 
neys at  law,  in  relation  to  a  clause  in  the  letters  patent, 
lately  granted  to  the  city  of  New  York,  by  which  they 
are  "  with  many  others  excluded  and  debarred  from  prac- 
tising in  the  Mayor's  court  of  said  city," '. .      48 

Oct.  10.  Indian  deed  to  Daniel  Kettelhuyn  and  others,  of  all 
that  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river  near 


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Page. 

1732.  and   adjoining  a  tract  of  land  called  Hosick,  containing 
15,000  acres, 49 

Oct.  23.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Petrus  VanDriessen,  Johannes 
Ehl  and  others,  for  a  tract  of  land  on  the  north  side  of 
the  Mohawks  river, 49 

Nov.  9.  Petition  of  Daniel  Ketelhuyn  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river  near  and  about  Hosick, 50 

Nov.  9.  Report  of  Archd.  Kennedy,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 50 

Petition  of  Wessel  Ten  Broeck,  praying  a  patent  for  1,000 
acres  of  a  tract  of  land  called  Loin,  on  the  west  side  of 
Hudson's   river, 52 

Nov.  9.  Report  of  Geo.  Clark,  from  the  committee  of  coun- 
cil to  which  the  same  was  referred, 52 

Nov.  9.  Petition  of  Charles  Williams  and  Frederick  Morris, 
praying  a  patent  for  an  island  lying  in  a  bay  or  arm  of 
the  sea  which  runs  up  between  the  towns  of  Easthamp- 
ton,  South  Hampton  and  Southhold,  in  the  county  of  Suf- 
folk, commonly  called  Robin's  Island,  with 53 

Nov.  9.  Report  of  Geo.  Clark,  from  the  committee  of  coun- 
cil to  which  the  same  was  referred, 53 

Nov.  10.  Petition  of  Johes  Vischer  and  Johes  Beekman,  in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  the  rest  of  the  owners  of  Kaya- 
derosseras,  for  a  warrant  to  survey  the  lines  and  bounds 
of  their  patent, 54 

1733.  April  18.  Petition  of  Peter  Whine  and  others,  for  a  license 

to  purchase  22,000  acres  of  wood  land  lying  on  the  east 
side  of  Hudson's  river  to  the  northward  of  the  patent 
Hoseke,  or  Rensselaerswick  and  Schotocock,  and  to  the 
eastward  of  Sarachtoga  patent, 55 

April  18.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 55 

June  13.  Description  of  a  survey  of  150  acres  of  land  on  the 
Cater's  kill  adjoining  the  patent  of  Johannes  Hanlenbeck, 
alias  Johannes  Hornebeek,  laid  out  for  Vincent  Matthews 
and  others,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 56 

June  19.  Description  of  a  survey  of  825  acres  of  land  for 
Wessel  Ten  Broeck,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  beginning  at  the  most  northerly  corner  on  said 
river  of  the  land  lately  granted  to  Vincent  Matthews,  Cad- 
wallader Colden,  survr.  genl., 57 

Aug.  23.  License  to  Peter  Bayard,  to  purchase  27,000  acres 
of  vacant  land  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river 
to  the  northward  of  Saraghtoga  patent,  between  the  lands 
lately  granted  to  Cornelius  Cuyler  and  Wm.  Kettlehuyn, 
and  a  small  rivulet  in  the  upper  end  of  the  large  carrying 
place,  together  with  the  several  islands  in  the  river  in  the 
aforesaid   bounds, 58 

Aug.  23.  Petition  of  Charles  Williams  and  Frederick  Morris, 
and  Samuel  Heath,  praying  a  patent  for  6,000  acres  of 
the  land  lying  vacant  in  Evans'  patent,  with 59 


vol.  xi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  207 

Page. 
1733.  Aug.  23.  Report  of  James  De  Lancey,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 59 

Aug.  28.  Petition  of  Walter  Butler  and  others,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  near  a  place 
called  Tiononderoge, 60 

Aug.  28.  License  to  Walter  Butler,  to  purchase  86,000  acres 
of  vacant  land  near  Tiononderge, 61 

Aug.  28.  Petition  of  Peter  Bayard  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  east  side  of 
Hudson's  river  above  Saraghtoga,  (seepage  58,) 62 

Aug.  28.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 62 

Aug.  30.  Letter  from  Cadwallader  Calden  to  Richard  Brad- 
ley, attorney  general, 63 

Sept.  29.  Petition  of  William  Dick,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
lot  of  ground  in  the  city  of  Albany  where  the  old  fort 
formerly  stood,  with 64 

Sept.  29.  Report  of  Henry  Lane,  chairman  of  the  committee 
of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 64 

Oct.  16.  Petition  of  Walter  Butler  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  86,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  lying  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawk's  river,  beginning  at  the  land 
in  possession  of  David  Carvill,  from  thence  running 
along  the  said  river  to  the  mats  or  lowland  of  Tionon- 
deroga,  thence  round  said  flats  to  Tiononderoga  creek, 
thence  along  the  same  to  Schoharie,  thence  along  the 
bounds  of  Schoharie  as  they  run  southerly  and  easterly, 
thence  to  the  bounds  of  Schenectady,  then  round  the 
bounds  of  other  patented  lands  to  the  place  where  it  first 
begun, , 65 

Oct.  16.  ^Report  of  Ph  :  Livingston,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 65 

Sept.  18.  Indian  deed  to  Walter  Butler  and  others,  for  the 
same,  66 

Description  of  a  survey  of  2,850  acres  of  land  for  Vincent 
Mathews,  being  the  remaining  part  of  7,000  acres  ordered 
to  be  surveyed  for  them,  beginning  at  the  southeast  cor- 
ner of  a  tract  of  201  acres  formerly  granted  to  Geo. 
Meales  and  Richard  Hayes,  being  a  tree  standing  on  the 
old  path  between  Kingston  and  Albany,  near  a  run  called 
the  Sawyer's  kill,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 67 

Oct.  2.  Certificate  to  Vincent  Matthews,  for  150  acres  of 
land  on  the  Cater's  kill  to  make  up  a  deficiency  in  the 
patent  granted  them  for  7,000  acres, 68 

Oct.  3.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Vincent  Matthews  and 
others,  for  the  last  mentioned  land,   69 

Oct.  14.  Petition  of  John  Roseboom,  junr.,  and  others,  for 
a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  vacant  wood  land  lying  to 
the  northeast  of  Kinderhook  upon  or  near  to  a  creek 
called  the  Stone  kill, 70 

Oct.  24.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 70 

Oct.  24.  Petition  of  Frederick  Morris,  in  behalf  of  himself 


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Page. 
1733.        and  two  others,  for  a  license  to  purchase  6,000  acres  of 

vacant  land  in  the  Oniadies  country,  on  Schenectady  river,     7 1 

Oct.  24.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, VI 

Oct.  24.  Petition  of  John  Schuyler  and  others,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land,  at  or  near 
Wood  creek, 72 

Oct.  24.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 72 

Oct.  29.  Copy  of  an  act  to  repeal  so  much  of  a  clause,  in  the 
act  entitled  a  bill  for  the  vacating,  breaking  and  annulling 
several  extravagant  lands,  made  Col.  Benjamin  Fletcher, 
late  governour  of  this  province,  as  concerns  a  certain 
swamp  and  fresh  pond,  called  the  Fresh  water,  and  adja- 
cent to  the  King's  farm,  formerly  called  the  Dukes  farm, 
on  the  Island  Manhattens, 73 

Nov.  3.  Petition  of  Charles  Williams  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land,  lying  on  the 
easterly  side  of  Kinderhook,  and  to  the  northward  of  Col. 
Hendrick  Rensselaer's  patent,  in  order  to  obtain  a  patent 
for  15,000  acres  thereof, 74 

Nov.  3.  Report  of  Henry  Lane,  chairman  of  the  committee 
of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 74 

Nov.  3.  Petition  of  Abraham  Glen  and  others,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  15,000  acres  of  land  upon  Schohare  creek,  . .     75 

Nov.  3.  Report  of  Henry  Lane,  chairman  of  the  committee 
of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 75 

Petition  of  Jacob  Glen  and  others,  for  license  to  purchase 
15,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,. . .     75 

Nov.  3.  Report  of  Henry  Lane,  chairman  of  the  committee 
of  council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 75 

Nov.  12.  Description  of  a  survey  of  Robins  Island,  lying  to 
the  southward  of  Booth  neck,  in  the  bay  between  South- 
old  and  Southampton,  containing  375  acres,  for  Charles 
Williams  and  Frederick  Morris,  Cadwallader  Colden, 
survr.  genl., 76 

Nov.  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Anthony  Rutgers,  for  all 
that  swamp  and  fresh  pond,  called  the  Fresh  water,  adja- 
cent to  the  Duke's  farm,  upon  the  Island  Manhattan,  now 
called  New  York  Island, 77 

Nov.  9.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Wessell  Tenbrook,  for  825 
acres  of  land,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  which 
was  set  out  for  him,  as  appears  by  a  certificate, 78 

Nov.  9.  Certificate  to  Wessell  Tenbrook,  for  a  certain  tract 
of  land,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  begin- 
ning at  the  most  northerly  corner,  on  Hudson's  river,  of 
a  tract  of  land  granted  to  Vincent  Matthews  and  others, 
and  containing  825  acres, 78 

Dec.  1 8.  Petition  of  John  Lindesey,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
near  Kats  kill,  containing  about  300  acres,  with  house, 
orchard  and  barn  thereunto  belonging,  whereof  Helmer 
Janse  died  seized,  the  same  having  escheated  to  the  crown,     79 


vol.  xi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  209 

Page. 

1733.  Dec.  18.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 

same  was  referred, 79 

Draught  of  a  warrant  to  the  attorney  general,  to  prepare  a 

patent  for  the  same, 79 

Dec.  18.  Petition  of  Richard  Nicholls,  praying  a  patent  for 
400  acres  of  land,  in  Ulster  county,  bounded  on  the  west 
by  Paltz  creek,  on  the  north  by  the  land  of  Henry  Wile- 
man,  on  the  east  by  land  formerly  granted  to  Thomas 
Brasier,  and  on  the  south  by  land  granted  to  James  Alex- 
ander, with 80 

Dec.  18.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, , 80 

1734.  Feb.  2.  Description  of  a  survey  of  275  acres  of  land,  lying 

on  the  Paltz  river,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  for  Richard 

Nicholls,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 81 

Feb.  20.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Charles  Williams  and 
Frederick  Morris,  for  an  island  called  Robins  Island,  lying 
to  the  southward,  of  Booth's  neck,  in  the  bay  between 
Southold  and  Southampton,  containing  275  acres, 82 

1733.  Dec.  7.  Certificate  to  Charles  Williams  and  Frederick  Mor- 

ris, for  the  same, 82 

1734.  Feb.  27.  Petition  of  Walter  Butler  and  others,  praying  a 

patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  wood  land,  adjoining 
the  back  lines  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  John  Col- 
lins and  others,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 

containing  4,000  acres, 83 

Feb.  27.  Report  of  Henry  Lane,  chairman  of  the  committee 
of  council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 83 

1733.  Nov.  14.  Petition  of  George  Clarke,  praying  a  patent  for 

900  acres  of  vacant  land,  near  Schoharie,   84 

Nov.  14.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  which  the 
same  was  referred, 84 

1734.  March  19.  Description  of  a  survey  of  12,000  acres,  lying  on 

two  brooks,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  one  of  which  is 
called  Marooneschaak,  and  the  other  Maquaimkeeck,  for 
Cornelius  Van  Ness  and  others,  Edward  Collins,  dep. 
survr.,    85 

March  27.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Richard  Nicholls,  for  275 
acres  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of 
the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 86 

Mar.  27.  Exemplification  of  a  certificate  to  Richard  Nicholls, 
for  the  same, 86 

April  18.  Indian  deed  to  Colonel  Cosby,  for  land  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawk  river,  adjoining  the  lands  of 
Colden,  Alexander  &  Co., 87 

April  28.  Petition  of  Coenraet  Frank,  praying  a  patent  for 
300  acres  of  land,  lying  at  Burnet's  Field,  on  the  south 

side  of  the  Mohawk's  river, 88 

1732.  Jan.  28.  Indian  deed  to  Cornelius  Van  Ness,  Stephen  Van 
Renselaer  and  others,  of  all  that  certain  tract  of  land,  on 
the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  on  a  certain  brook,  called 
Maroomskaak,  which  rims  into  the  Hoosick  kill,  near  a 
place  called  Sanckhaick,  beginning  from  the  bounds  of 
27 


210  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xi. 

Page. 
1732.       Hoosick  patent,  and  so  about  easterly  and  north  easterly 
up  along  both  sides  of  the  said  brook,  and  another  brook, 
called  Maquaemkaeck,  until  it  takes  in  the  quantity  of 

12,000  acres, ~ 89 

1734.  Aug.  3.  Affidavit  of  Stevanus  Groesbeek,  one  of  the  sub- 
scribing witnesses,  in  relation  to  the  signing  of  the  same,     89 

May  17.  Petition  of  John  De  Peyster  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  to  the  northward  of  the  city  of  Albany, 90 

May  17.  Report  of  Dan :  Horsmanden,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 90 

May  23.  Draught  of  a  letter  of  R.  Bradley  to  Frederick 
Morris,  in  relation  to  Richard  Nicholl's  patent, 92 

May  23.  Answer  to  the  same, 92 

May  24.  Letter  of  R.  Bradley  to  Mr.  Nicholls, 93 

May  24.  Letter  of  Richd.  Nicholls  to  Richard  Bradley,  in 
relation  to  his  patent, 94 

Case  of  Mr.  Richard  Nicholl's  patent, 95 

May  30.  Description  of  a  survey  for  George  Clarke,  of  a  tract 
of  land  near  a  place  called  Schohary,  beginning  at  the 
south  bounds  on  the  west  side  of  Schohary  river  of 
another  tract  known  by  the  name  of  Hunters  field,  and 
containing  900  acres, 96 

Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Anne  Willmot,  for  all  that  certain 
tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  near  Fort 
Hunter,  between  tjhe  Schohary  brook  or  river  and  the 
Mohawks  river, 97 

June  21.  Petition  of  David  D.  Schuyler,  for  a  license  to  pur- 
chase 2,000  acres  of  land  in  the  Mohocks  country, 98 

June  21.  Report  of  the  committee'  of  council  to  which  the 
same  was  referred, 98 

June  22.  Petition  of  Thomas  Freeman  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  20,000  acres,  being  part  of  a  tract  purchased 
by  Nicholas  E.  Ker  and  sundry  other  Germans,  in  the 
Mohauks  country,  on  both  sides  of  the  river  between  the 
great  flatt  or  plain  above  the  fall  and  the  land  granted  to 
to  the  wife  and  children  of  Johan  Jurch  Cast,  with 99 

June  22.  Report  of  Dan :  Horsmanden,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 99 

June  24.  Indian  deed  to  Peter  Winne  and  others,  of  all  that 
tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river  to  the 
northward  of  the  patented  lands  commonly  called  Hoseke 
or  Rensslaers  wick  and  Schotocock,  and  to  the  eastward 
of  Sarachtoga  patent, 100 

July  1.  Letter  of  Richard  Nicholls  representing  the  case 
relating  to  his  patent, 101 

June  13.  Petition  of  John  Lyne,  Thomas  Freeman  and  others, 
praying  a  patent  for  20,000  acres  of  land  in  the  Mohauks 
country, 102 

July  13.  Report  of  Dan  :  Horsmanden,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee* of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 102 

July  13.  Petition  of  Joseph  Warrell  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  20,000  acres  in  the  Mohawks  country, 103 


vol.  xi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  2H 

1734.  July  13.  Report  of  Dan :  Horsmanden,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 103 

Aug.  7.  Indian  deed  to  Daniel  Denton,  of  a  certain  tract  of 
land  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river  and  on  the  west 
side  of  the  Blew  hills  of  Catts  kill,  bounded  along  each 
side  of  Chawtickignank  creek,  to  the  Schowherres  creek,  104 
Aug.  7.  Indian  deed  to  Michael  Duning,  of  Orange  county, 
of  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  west  of  Hudson's 
river  and  on  the  west  side  of  the  Blew  hills  of  Catts  kill, 
bounded  along  each  side  of  the  Chawtickignank  creek  to 

the  Schowherres  creek, 105 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  the  sachems  or  chiefs  of  the  Scho- 
harie Mohawk  Indians,  in  behalf  of  them  and  their  castles, 
in  relation  to  their  lands  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
west  side  of  Hudson's  river  and  the  Blew  hills  of  Katts 
kill,  along  each  side  of  Chawtickagnack  creek  the  Schoha- 
ries  creek  to  the  nearer  falls  to  Schoharie,  containing  in  the 
whole  about  6,000  acres,  which  have  been  stolen  from  them 
by  the  River  Indians  and  sold  to  Vincent  Mathews,  Michael 
Dunning  and  Daniel  Denton,  (see  above,)  [with  draught,]  106 
Aug.  23.  Petition  of  Peter  De  Lancey,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  small  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  bounded 
eastwardly  by  Mamaroneck  river,  and  westerly  by  the  old 
colony  line  settled  in  the  year  1664;  as  also  a  small  island 

in  Mamaroneck  harbour, 107 

Aug.  23.  Report  of  Fra:  Harrison,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 107 

Aug.  23.  Petition  of  Daniel  Horsmanden,  in  behalf  of  him- 
self and  two  others,  for  license  to  purchase  6,000  acres  of 
a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 

river,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 108 

Aug.  23.  Report  of  Fra:  Harison,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 108 

Aug.  23.  Petition  of  Johannes  Lansingh,  in  behalf  of  him- 
self and  two  other  persons,  for  license  to  purchase  6,000 
acres  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  at  and  near  the  Kats  kill,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  109 
Aug.  23.  Report  of  Fra:  Harison,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 109 

Aug.  23.  Petition  of  William  Dick  and  others,  for  license  to 
purchase  16,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land  on 
the  south  side  of  the  Maquase  river,  near  Connijgonie,  . .    110 
Aug.  23.  Report  of  Fra:  Harison,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 110 

Aug.  24.  Warrant  to  William  Dick  and  others,  to  purchase 

the  last  mentioned  land, Ill 

Aug.  23.  Petition  of  William  Cosby  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  20,000  acres,  part  of  the  lands  by  them  pur- 
chased of  Nicholas  Ecker  and  sundry  other  Germans,  in 

the  Mohauks  country, 112 

Aug.  23.  Report  of  Fra:  Harrison,  chairman  of  the  commit- 
tee of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 112 

Oct.  3.  Petition   of  William  Dick  and   others,   praying  a 


212  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xi. 

Page. 
1734.       patent  for  1,600  acres  of  land  on  the  south  side  of  the 

Maquase  river,  near  Connyjorie,  {see  page  111,] 113 

Oct  3.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 113 

Oct.  3.  Petition  of  Vincent  Matthews,  Michael  Dunnig  and 
Daniell  Denton,  praying  a  patent  for  6,000  acres  of  land, 
recently  purchased  by  them  of  the  Indians,  on  the  west 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  with 114 

Oct.  3.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  which  the 
same  was  referred, 114 

Oct.  3.  Petition  of  Thomas  Williams  and  Edward  Collins,  in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  two  other  persons,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  8,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  on  the  west  side 
of  Hudson's  river, 115 

Oct.  3.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  from  the  committee 
of  council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 115 

Oct.  3.  Petition  of  Johannes  Lansingh  and  company,  praying 
a  patent  for  6,000  acres  of  land,  on  the  west  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  and  to  the  westward  of  Katts  kill,  in  the 
county  of  Albany, 116 

Oct.  3.  Report  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 116 

Oct.  3.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  lying 
in  the  county  of  Orange,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  surveyed  for  Nathaniel 
Hazard,  Junr.,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 117 

Oct.  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  20,000  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  both  sides  of  the  Mohawk  river,  surveyed  for  John 
Lyne  and  others,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,.. .    118 

Oct.  4.  Description  of  a  suiwey  of  22,000  acres  of  land,  lying 
on  both  sides  of  the  Mohawks  river,  beginning  at  a 
certain  place  on  the  south  side  of  that  river,  on  the  west 
side  of  the  mouth  of  a  certain  creek  called  Sadaghquede, 
which  empties  into  the  same,  laid  out  for  Joseph  Worrel 
and  others,  by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 119 

Oct  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  three  several  tracts  of 
land,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Cats  kill  mountains,  on  a 
creek  called  Chawtiekignack  and  Schohary  kill,  contain- 
ing in  all  6,000  acres,  surveyed  for  Vincent  Matthews, 
Michael  Dunning  and  Daniel  Denton,  by  Cadwallader 
Colden,  survr.  genl.,   120 

Oct.  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Joseph  Worrell  and 
others,  for  22,000  acres  of  land,  lying  on  both  sides  of  the 
Mohauks  river, 121 

Oct.  5.  Certificate  to  Joseph  Warrel  and  others,  for  the 
same, 121 

Oct.  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  John  Lyne  and  others,  for 
20,000  acres  of  land,  on  both  sides  of  the  Mohauks  river,  122 

Oct.  5.  Certificate  to  John  Lyne  and  others,  for  the  same,. .    122 

Oct.  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Vincent  Matthews  and 
others,  for  6,000  acres  of  land,  on  the  west  side  of  Hud- 
son's river, 123 

Oct.  5.  Exemplification  of  a  certificate,  to  Vincent  Matthews 


vol.  xi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  213 

Page. 
1 734.       and  others,  for  three  tracts  of  land,  containing  in  all  0,000 

acres, 123 

Oct.  17.  Petition  of  John  Schuyler  and  others,  to  have  the 
time  enlarged  for  making  the  purchase  of  a  certain  tract 
of  vacant  land,  at  or  near  a  place  called  Wood  creek, ....   124 

Oct.  18.  Report  of  Phillip  Cortland,  from  the  committee  of 
council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 

Oct.  17.  Petition  of  Robert  Lurting  and  others,  for  leave  to 
make  proof  before  the  council,  that  they  have  published 
notices  of  their  intention  to  divide  a  tract  of  land,  in 
Dutchess  county,  of  which  they  stand  seized,  and  to 
selling  a  part  of  the  same,  to  defray  the  expenses  of  the 
partition,  125 

Sept.  7.  Affidavit  of  John  Sackett,  in  relation  to  the  publica- 
tion of  the  notices  referred  to, 125 

Oct.  17.  Petition  of  David  D.  Schuyler,  praying  a  patent  for 
2,000  acres  of  lowland,  meadow  and  upland,  lying  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 126 

July  9.  Indian  deed  to  David  Schuyler,  for  all  that  tract  of 
land  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohocks  river,  beginning  a 
little  above  a  place  called  Onawedake, 127 

Petition  of  David  Schuyler,  praying  a  patent  for  2,000  acres 
of  land,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 128 

Oct.  24.  Report  of  Phillip  Cortlandt,  from  the  committee  of 
council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 128 

Oct.  24.  Proposals  offered  to  his  excellency  and  council,  by 
the  surveyor  general,  attorney  general  and  secretary,  to 
encourage  the  settling  of  lands,  in  the  remote  parts  of  the 
province, 129 

Oct.  26.  Petition  of  Gerrit  Johanese  Lansingh  and  Robert 
Lansingh,  praying  a  patent  for  1,000  acres  of  the  lands,  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  called  Kaghkamekaek, 130 

1733.  Indian  deed  to  Gerrit  J ohannesse  Lansingh  and  Robert  Lan- 

singh, of  all  that  tract  of  land  called  Kaghkamekaek, 
beginning  at  a  certain  place  called  Sepewechkaseck,  and 
running  with  an  easterly  line,  to  a  place  called  Paptaneck, 
and  from  said  Sepewechkaseck  with  a  westerly  line  to  ye 
bounds  of  Kinderhook,  and  along  said  bounds  southerly, 
to  ye  patent  of  Col.  Hendrick  Ranselaer, 131 

1734.  Oct.  26.  Petition  of  Paul  Richards  and  others,  for  license  to 

purchase  a  tract  of  vacant  land,  lying  in  the  Mohawks 
country,  in  order  to  obtain  a  patent  for  1,000  acres 
thereof, 132 

Oct.  29.  Report  of  James  DeLancey,  from  the  committee  of 
council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 132 

Oct.  26.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  for  Wil- 
liam Cosby  and  others,  lying  near  Fort  Hunter,  between 
the  Schohary  brook  and  the  Mohawks  river,  and  contain- 
ing 28,000  acres,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 133 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  George  Clark  and  John  Lindesay,  in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  two  others,  for  license  to  pur- 
chase 8,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the  Mohawks  country,  134 


214  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xi. 

Page. 
1734.  Oct.  29.  Report  of  James  DeLancey,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 134 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Charles  Boyle,  praying  a  patent  for 
2,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany, ....   135 

Oct.  29.  Report  of  James  DeLancey,  from  the  committee  of 
council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 135 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Jacob  Glen  and  others,  praying  a  patent 
for  24,000  acres,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Maquase  river,  136 

Oct.  29.  Report  of  James  De  Lancey,  from  the  committee 
of  council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 136 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Fredk.  Morris  &  Company,  for  an  en- 
largement of  the  time  limited  in  the  license  granted  them 
to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land  in  the  Oniades 
country,  on  Schenectady  river,  for  the  space  of  twelve 
months  longer, ,   137 

Oct.  29.  Report  of  James  De  Lancey,  from  the  committee 
of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred,   137 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Walter  Butler  and  Archibald  Kennedy 
and  others,  for  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  vacant  land  in 
the  county  of  Albany, 138 

Oct.  29.  Report  of  James  De  Lancey,  from  the  committee 
of  council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 138 

Nov.  1.  Petition  of  James  Strihgham  and  Danl.  Everitt, 
praying  a  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  lands  lying  vacant  and 
unpatented  in  the  tract  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,   139 

Nov.  1.  Report  of  Archd.  Kennedy,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 139 

Nov.  5.  Petition  of  William  Cony,  for  a  grant  of  100,000 
acres  of  land  in  the  Mohocks  country  near  Aries  creek, 
Tienonderoga  creek,  Godority  patent  and  Schoharie,. . . .    140 

Nov.  6.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Van  Home  and  others,  for 
license  to  purchase  36,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the 
county  of  Albany, ....    141 

Nov.  6.  Report  of  James  De  Lancey,  from  the  committee  of 
council,  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 141 

Nov.  8.  Indian  deed  to  Edward  Collins  and  Thomas  Williams 
of  the  city  of  Albany,  of  all  that  certain  tract  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river 
bounded  northerly  by  the  west  line  of  the  manor  of 
Renselaers  wyke,  southerly  by  the  lands  granted  John 
Bronck  and  Martin  Gerritse  Van  Bergen,  easterly  by  Hud- 
son's river,  and  westerly  by  the  high  woods  known  and 
called  by  the  Indian  name  Sticktekook, 142 

Nov.  11.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  George  Clarke,  for  900 
acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  143 

July  15.  Certificate  to  George  Clark,  for  900  acres  of  vacant 
land  at  or  near  a  place  called  Schoharie,  beginning  at  the 
south  bounds  of  Huntersfield  on  the  west  side  of  Scho- 
hary  river, 142 

Nov.  12.  Petition  of  William  Cosby,  junr.,  and  others,  for 
license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohauks  country,  144 


xi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  215 


VOL. 


1734.  Nov.  12.  Report  of  Geo.  Clark,  from  the  committee  of  coun- 

cil to  which  the  same  was  referred, 144 

Nov.  12.  License  to  William  Cosby,  junr.,  and  others,  to  pur- 
chase a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohauks  country, 145 

Nov.  15.  Warrant  for  25,000  acres  within  the  bounds  of 
Evans'  patent  between  the  old  and  new  northwest  line  for 
John  Hamilton  &  Company, 146 

Nov.  6.  License  to  Walter  Butler  and  Archibald  Kennedy, 
in  behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  to  purchase  eight  thou- 
sand acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land  in  the  county 
of  Albany, 147 

Nov.  20.  Petition  of  George  Clark,  owner  of  lot  No.  48,  in 
a  tract  of  land  in  Orange  Co.,  granted  to  Matthew  Ling 
and  others,  praying  a  patent  for  so  much  of  said  lot  as  by 
a  survey  thereof  is  found  to  be  within  the  bounds  of 
Evans'  patent, 148 

Nov.  20.  Report  of  Dan  :  Horsmanden,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 148 

Nov.  20.  Petition  of  Peter  Winne  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  22,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side 
of  Hudson's  river,  above  the  city  of  Albany  to  the  north- 
ward of  the  patented  lands  commonly  called  Hoseke  or 
Renselaerswick  and  Schotocock,  and  to  the  eastward  of 
Sarachtoga  patent, 149 

Nov.  20.  Report  of  Dan :  Horsmanden,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 149 

Nov.  25.  Petition  of  John  Hamilton  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  25,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
adjacent  to  the  southerly  bounds  of  a  patent  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 150 

Nov.  25.  Report  of  Phillip  Cortlandt,  from  the  committee 
of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 150 

Nov.  25.  Petition  of  Elizabeth  Denne,  widow,  praying  a 
patent  for  1,140  acres,  surveyed  for  her  husband  in  his 
lifetime  and  lying  upon  the  northwest  line  of  Evans' 
patent, 151 

Nov.  28.  Report  of  Phillip  Cortlandt,  from  the  committee 
of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 151 

Dec.  2.  Petition  of  Jacob  Lansingh,  for  license  to  purchase 
2,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 152 

Dec.  2.  Report  of  Dan :  Horsmanden,  from  the  committee  of 
council  to  whom  the  same  was  referred, 152 

Dec.  11.  Indian  deed  to  William  Cosby,  junr.,  and  others, 
of  all  that  tract  of  land  lying  to  the  westward  of  Hud- 
son's river  near  the  Schohary  creek,  between  the  Cattskill 
creek  and  the  aforesaid  Schohary  river,  the  one  called 
Kahosetthare,  and  the  other  Gataraga  hill,  including  the 
said  hills  and  the  land  between  them, 153 

Dec.  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Elizabeth  Denne,  for  1,140 
acres  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Orange  upon  the 
northwest  line  of  Evans'  patent, 154 

Dec.  30.  Certificate  to  Elizabeth  Denne,  for  the  same, 154 

1735.  Jan.  3.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  Walter 


216  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xi. 

Page. 
1735.       Butler  and  others,  lying  adjacent  to  the  back  line  of  the 
lands  formerly  granted  to  John  Collins  and  others,  on  the 
north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and  containing  4,000 
acres,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 155 

Dec.  3.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  James 
Stringham  and  Daniel  Everitt,  lying  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  upon  the  line  which  is  supposed  to  divide  that 
county  from  the  county  of  Orange,  being  part  of  the  lands 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  containing  3,850 
acres,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 156 

Division  of  the  six  tracts  of  land  into  which  28,000  acres  of 
land,  lying  between  the  Mohawk  and  Scohary  river,  is 
divided,  157 

Jan.  4.  Certificate  to  James  Stringham  and  Daniel  Everit, 
for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  con- 
taining 3,850  acres, 158,  159 

Jan.  10.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  James  Stringham  and 
Daniel  Everit,  for  3,850  acres,  being  part  of  the  tract  for- 
merly granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 159 

Feb.  5.  Petition  of  Thomas  Williams  and  Edward  Collins, 
praying  a  patent  for  8,000  acres  of  land,  in  a  certain  tract 
on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  bounded  northerly  by 
the  west  line  of  the  manor  of  Penslaerwycke,  southerly 
by  the  lands  granted  to  John  Bronck  and  Martin  Gerritse 
Van  Bergen,  easterly  by  Hudson's  river,  and  westerly  by 
the  high  woods  known  and  called  by  the  Indian  name, 
Stiktekook, 160 

Feb.  15.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Anne  Willmott,  for  2,000 
acres  of  all  that  certain  tract  of  land  lying  near  Fort 
Hunter,  between  the  Schoharie  brook  and  the  Mohawks 
river,    161 

Feb.  15.  Certificate  to  Anne  Wilmot,  for  the  same, 161 

Feb.  15.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Charles  Williams  and  oth- 
ers, for  14,000  acres  of  all  that  certain  tract  of  land  lying 
near  Fort  Hunter,  between  the  Schohary  brook  and  the 
Mohawks  river, 162 

Feb.  15.  Certificate  to  Charles  Williams  and  others,  for  the 
same, 162 

Feb.  15.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Maynard  and  Elizabeth 
Guerin,  for  4,000  acres  of  all  that  tract  of  land  lying 
near  Fort  Hunter,  between  the  Schoharie  brook  and  the 
Mohawks  river, 163 

Feb.  15.  Certificate  to  Maynard  and  Elizabeth  Guerin,  for 
the  same, 163 

Feb.  15.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  Edward  and  Phillis  Harri- 
son, for  4,000  acres  of  all  that  certain  tract  of  land  lying- 
near  Fort  Hunter,  between  the  Schohary  brook  and  the 
Mohawks  river, 164 

Feb.  15.  Certificate  to  Edward  and  Phillis  Harrison,  for  the 
same, 164 

April  3.  Petition  of  William  Cosby  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  14,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the  Mohauks 
country,  to  near  and  between  the  Schohary  river  and  the 


vol.  xi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  217 

Page. 
1735.        Katts  kill  creek,  and  between  the  aforesaid  river  and  two 
certain  hills,  lying  on  the  west  side  thereof,  the  one  called 
Kahosetthare,  and  the  other  Gataraga  hill,  including  the 
said  hills  and  the  land  between  them, 165 

April  3.  Report  of  Francis  Harrison,  from  the  committee  of 
council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 165 

April  3.  Petition  of  Frederick  Morris,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  praying  a  patent  for  6,000  acres  of  a  tract  of 
land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  being  in  breadth  three 
English  miles  on  each  side  of  the  Mohauks  river, 166 

April  3.  Report  of  Francis  Harrison,  from  the  committee  of 
council,  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 166 

April  5.  Petition  of  Thomas  Williams  and  Edward  Collins, 
in  relation  to  their  former  application  for  a  patent  for  lands 
on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  and  the  caveat  entered 
against  the  passing  of  the  same,  by  Andries  Coeymans, . .   167 

April  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  for 
Frederick  Morris  and  others,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
beginning  at  a  certain  place,  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  opposite  to  a  certain  hill,  called  Towerir- 
gonne,  being  the  most  northerly  bounds  of  the  township 
of  Schenectady,  and  containing  1,000  acres,  Cadwallader 
Colden,  survr.  genl., 168 

May  28.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  John  Schuyler  and  Joachim 
Bradt,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hud- 
son's river,  containing  nearly  2,000  acres, 169 

1734.  Oct.  3.  Certificate  to  John  Schuyler  and  Joachim  Bradt,  for 

a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  on  both  sides  of  a  certain  brook,  called  Tomlenack,  169 

1735.  June  10.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Maynard  Guerin  and  Eli- 

zabeth Guerin,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  containing  4,000  acres, 170 

June  10.  Certificate  to  Maynard  Guerin  and  Elizabeth  Guerin, 
for  4,000  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  Schoharie  river, 170 

June  10.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Anne  Wilmot,  for  a  cer- 
tain tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  containing 
2,000  acres, 171 

June  10.  Certificate  to  Anne  Wilmot,  for  2,000  acres  of  land, 
beginning  at  the  most  easterly  corner,  on  the  Mohawks 
river,  of  a  tract  of  14,000  acres,  granted  Charles  Williams 
and  others, 171 

June  10.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Edward  Harrison  and 
Phillis  Harrison,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  containing  4,000  acres, ;   172 

June  10.  Certificate  to  Edward  Harrison  and  Phillis  Harri- 
son, for  4,000  acres  of  land,  beginning  at  the  most  south- 
erly corner,  on  Schohary  river,  of  a  tract  of  14,000  acres, 
granted  to  Charles  Williams  and  others,  172 

June  10.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  William  Cosby,  Jun.,  for 
a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  contain- 
ing 2,000  acres, 173 

June  10.  Certificate  to  William  Cosby,  Jun.,  for  a  tract  of 
land,  containing  2,000  acres,  beginning  at  the  bounds  of 
28 


218  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xi. 

Page. 
1735.        the  township  of  Schenectady,  at  a  place  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Mohawks  river  which  is  opposite  to  a  hill,  on  the 
north  side  of  said  river,  called  Towerirgonne, 173 

June  10.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Charles  Williams  and  oth- 
ers, for  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  contain- 
ing 14,000  acres, 174 

June  10.  Certificate  to  Charles  Williams  and  others,  for 
14,000  acres  of  land,  lying  upon  Schohary  river, 174 

June  10.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Henry  Cosby,  for  a  certain 
tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  containing  2,000 
acres,  175 

June  10.  Certificate  to  Henry  Cosby,  for  2,000  acres  of  land, 
beginning  at  the  most  westerly  corner,  on  the  Mohawks 
river,  of  a  tract  of  2,000  acres,  granted  to  William  Cosby, 
Jun., 175 

June  23.  Deed  from  David  Schuyler  to  John  Lindesay,  for 
2,000  acres  of  low  and  upland,  a  little  above  a  place 
called  Onawedake,  by  the  mouth  of  a  small  creek  on  the 
Mohawks  river, 175 

June  27.  Petition  of  Jacob  Glen  and  others,  for  license  to 
purchase  two  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  from 
the  native  Indians, 177 

Division  of  the  four  lots  into  which  4,000  acres  granted  to 
Capt.  Butler  &  Co.,  are  divided,  (Schohary,) 178 

July  4.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Lieut.  Walter  Butler  and 
others,  for  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  wood  land  lying  on 
the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and  containing 
nearly  4,000  acres, 179 

June  12.  Certificate  to  Walter  Butler  and  others,  for  the 
same  as  subdivided, 179 

July  4.  Petition  of  John  Groesbeek  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mo- 
hauks  river,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 180 

July  4.  Report  of  James  De  Lancey,  from  the  committee  of 
council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 180 

July  4.  Petition  of  William  Dick,  for  license  to  purchase  a 
tract  of  vacant  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  situate  on 
both  sides  of  a  certain  creek  called  Tekayonharonwe,  on 
the  back  of  the  lands  granted  to  Rutger  Bleecker  &  Co., 
the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 181 

July  4.  Report  of  James  De  Lancey,  from  the  committee  of 
council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 181 

July  4.  Petition  of  Lieut.  Walter  Butler  and  Grietije  Vrou- 
man,  widow,  for  license  to  purchase  600  acres  of  vacant 
land  at  Schoharie, 182 

July  4.  Report  of  James  De  Lancey,  from  the  committee  of 
council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 182 

July  5.  License  to  Lieut.  Walter  Butler  and  Grietije  Vroo- 
man,  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land  at  Scho- 
.  harie, 183 

July  10.  Indian  deed  to  Jacob  Glen  and  others,  of  a  tract  of 
land  in  the  Mohaks  country,  on  the  south  side  of  the 


vol.  xi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  219 

Page. 
1735.        Mohaks  river,  beginning  on  the  southwest  corner  of  the 

land  granted  to  Capt.  John  Scott,  near  Aries  creek, .   184 

Sept.  2.  "Petition  of  Aaron  Stephens  and  John  Lindesay, 
praying  a  patent  for  2,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  vacant  land 

in  the  Mohauks  country, 185 

Sept.  2.  Report  of  Dan  :  Horsmanden,  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 185 

Sept.  8.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  Thomas 
Freeman  and  others,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  begin- 
ning at  the  northwest  corner  of  a  tract  of  land  at  the 
same  time  surveyed  for  Augustus  Fitz  Roy  and  others, 
and  containing  5,000  acres ;  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr. 

genl., 186 

Sept.  10.  Indian  deed  to  John  Lindesay  and  others,  of  all 
that  tract  of  land  in  the  Moquas  country,  on  the  north 
side  of  the  Moquas  river,  and  being  on  a  creek  called 
Caquago  creek  or  Kennedy  kill,  about  four  miles  from  the 
river,  and  so  up  said  creek  or  kill  for  the  space  of  twenty 
miles,  and  three  miles  along  on  each  side  of  the  creek  or 

kill,. 187 

Sept.  25.  Indian  deed  to  John  Lindesay  and  others,  of  a  tract 
of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquas  river,  behind 
the  tract  of  land  granted  to  Capt.  Wll.  Dick  and  others, 
beginning  at  a  large  hill  where  there  is  a  brook,  and  so 
westerly  12  miles,  thence  southerly  7  miles,  thence  easterly 
12  miles,  thence  northerly  to  the  place  where  it  first  begun,  188 
Oct.  24.  Petition  of  Archibald  Kennedy  and  Lewis  Johnston, 
for  a  license  to  purchase  4,000  acres  of  land  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  upon  a  certain  hill  commonly 

called  the  ffall  Bersc, •   189 

Oct.  24.  Report  of  Henry  Lane,  from  the  committee  of  council 

to  which  the  same  was  referred, 189 

Oct  7.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Thomas  Freeman  and  others, 

for  5,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 189 

Sept.  10.  Certificate  to  Thomas  Freeman  and  others,  for  5,000 
acres  of  land,  being  part  of  a  tract  of  86,000  acres  granted 
to  Walter  Butler  and  others,  on  the  south  side  of  the 

Mohawks  river, .- I89 

Nov.  3.  Petition  of  David  Schuyler  and  John  Lindesay, 
praying  a  patent  for  3,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  lying 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohauks 

river,  with  a  report  thereon, 190 

Nov.  7.  Petition  of  Peter  De  Lancey  and  John  Lyndesay, 
praying  a  patent  for  3,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of 

Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohauks  river, 191 

Nov.  7.  Report  of  Cadwallader   Colden,   chairman  of  the 

committee  of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred,.  . .    191 
Nov.  15.  Letter  from  Cadwallader  Colden  to  Mr.  Morris,  in 
relation  to  the  pateat  to  David  Schuyler  and  John  Lynde- 

192 
say, ^ 

Nov.  27.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  for 
Joseph  Sacket  and  Joseph  Sacket,  junr.,  lying  in  the 
country  of  Orange,  being   part  of  the  lands  formerly 


220  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  n. 

Page. 

1735.  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  one  containing  2,000,  the 
other  222  acres ;  Cadwallader  Colden,  snrvr.  genl., 192 

1736.  March  24.  Petition  of  James  Stringham,  praying  a  patent 

for  2,000  acres  of  land  within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  patent,  193 
1735.  Dec.  22.  Indian  deed  to  Jacob  Lansingh,  of  a  certain  piece 
of  wood  land  lying  at  Kanajohere,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
on  the  north  side  of  land  granted  to  Peter  Waganor,  and 
on  the  west  of  ground  and  land  belonging  to  Phillip  Liv- 
ingston,     194 


VOLUME  XII. 


1736-1738. 

Page. 

1736.  Feb.  23.  Petition  of  John  Lyndesay,  for  300  acres  of  land 
on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river  near  Catts  kill,  with 
house,  garden,  barn  and  premises  thereunto  belonging,  of 
which  Helnier  Janse  died  seized,  the  same  having  escheat- 
ed to  the  crown  in  default  of  heirs, 1 

Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Lyndesay,  for  the  same, 1 

Feb.  17.  Indian  deed  to  John  Groesbeck  and  others,  of  a 
certain  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mo- 
hawks river,  on  the  east  side  of  a  certain  lake  called 
Ootseke,  beginning  at  a  hill  called  Sheyoheyade,  running 
with  a  direct  line  from  thence  six  English  miles,  and  so 
farther  that  the  said  tract  shall  comprehend  in  the  whole 
six  English  miles,  four  square, 2 

[No  date"]  Petition  of  John  Schuyler  and  Nellie  Bradt, 
widow,  praying  a  patent  for  2,000  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's,  as  laid 
out  for  said  Schuyler  and  Joachim  Bradt,  deceased, 3 

March  18.  Petition  of  John  Groesbeeck  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  22,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, ....       4 

March  18.  Report  of  Dan  :  Horsmanden,  from  the  council  to 
which  the  same  was  referred, 4 

March  18.  Petition  of  William  Bo  wen  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  6,000  acres  of  land  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river  in  the  Mohawks  country, 5 

March  18.  Report  of  Dan:  Horsmanden,  from  the  commit- 
tee of  council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 5 

March  25.  Petition  of  James  Stringham,  praying  a  patent 
for  2,000  acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant  in  Evans'  patent,       6 

March  25.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council  to  which  the 
same  was  referred, 6 

March  25.  Petition  of  John  Schuyler  and  Nellie  Bradt, 
widow, ; ' 

March  25.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council  to  which  the 
same  was  referred, * 


222  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xn. 

Page. 
1736.  March  25.  Petition  of  John  Lindesay  and  Phillip  Livingston, 
praying  a  patent  for  3,000  acres  of  land  within  the  bounds 
of  a  tract  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  pur- 
chased of  the  Indians  by  said  Lindesay  in  conjunction 
with  David  Schuyler, 8 

March  25.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council  to  whom  the 
same  was  referred, 8 

April  22.  Petition  of  Joseph  Sackett,  praying  a  patent  for 
2,000  acres  of  the  land  lying  vacant  in  patent  of  Capt. 
John  Evans, 9 

May  6.  Report  of  Dan  Horsmanden,  from  the  committee  of 
council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 9 

March  16.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  for 
James  Stringham,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted 
to  Capt.  John  Evans,  the  first  lies  on  the  east  bank  of  the 
Paltz  creek,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  and  contains  1,630 
acres,  the  second  containing  370  acres,  lies  in  the  county 
of  Orange,  and  begins  at  the  most  westerly  corner  of  a 
tract  of  222  acres  granted,  surveyed  for  Joseph  Sackett, 
by  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 10 

May  13.  Petition  of  John  De  Peyster  and  Johes  Lawyer, 
praying  a  patent  for  1,500  acres  of  vacant  land  at  Scho- 
harie, being  part  of  the  land  purchased  in  1714  by  Myn- 
dert  Schuyler  and  others, ._ 11 

May  18.  Report  of  Jno.  Peagrum,  from  the  committee  of 
council  to  which  the  same  was  referred, 11 

May  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Joseph  Sackett  and  son, 
for  two  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  one  con- 
taining 2,000,  the  other  222  acres, 12 

April  26.  Certificate  to  Joseph  Sacket  and  son,  for  the  same,     12 

June  1.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  James  Stringham,  for  2,000 
acres  of  vacant  land  vested  in  the  crown  within  the  bounds 
of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 13 

May  18.  Certificate  to  James  Stringham,  for  the  same, 13 

June  7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land 
lying  and  being  above  Burnet's  field,  on  both  sides  of  the 
Mohawks  river  to  the  westward  of  Cosby's  manor,  begin- 
ning on  the  south  side  of  the  river,  and  on  the  west  side 
of  a  brook  called  Sadachqueda  where  it  empties  into  the 
river,  and  contains  3,185  acres  ;  also  another  tract  lying 
on  the  north  side  of  said  river,  beginning  over  against 
the  mouth  of  Sadachqueda  brook,  and  containing  2,815 
acres,  surveyed  for  Frederick  Morris  and  others,  by  Ed- 
ward Collins,  deputy  surveyor, 14 

June  12.  License  to  Walter  Butler,  to  purchase  2,000  acres 
of  vacant  land  at  Schoharie, 15 

June  10.  Petition  of  Walter  Butler,  for  license  to  purchase 
2,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 16 

June  10.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council  to  which  the 
same  was  referred, 16 

June  11.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Frederick  Morris  and 
others,  for  two  certain  tracts  of  land  containing  in  the 


vol.  xii.]  LAND  PAPERS. 

Page. 
1736.        whole  6,000  acres,  lying  above  Burnet's  field  on  both  sides 

of  the  Mohawks  river, 17 

June  10.  Certificate  to  Frederick  Morris  and  others,  for  the 
same,   17 

May  20.  Petition  of  Adoniah  Schuyler,  praying  a  patent  for 
a  ferry  from  the  nearest  part  of  Staten  Island,  (right 
across  the  meadows,)  to  Elizabeth  town  point  in  East 
New  Jersey, 18 

June  10.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council  to  which  the 
same  was  referred, 18 

June  17.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  John 
Lyndesay  and  Phillip  Livingston,  lying  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Mohawks  river,  beginning  at  the  mouth  of  a  small 
brook  where  it  falls  into  said  river  a  little  above  the  flatt 
lands  called  by  the  Indians  Onawedaghe,  and  containing 
3,000  acres,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 19 

June  17.  Petition  of  William  Dick  and  others,  praying  that 
16,000  acres  of  land,  on  the  Maquase  river,  near  Cannajo- 
harie,  on  the  south  side  of  the  said  river,  which  they  have 
purchased  under  a  license  granted  for  that  purpose,  may 
be  set  out  to  them  in  allotments  of  2,000  acres  each, 20 

June  17.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  which  the 
same  was  referred, 20 

June  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  for 
Frederick  Morris,  lying  near  Canajohary,  on  both  sides  of 
a  certain  brook,  called  by  the  Indians  Tecayonharonwe, 
Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 21 

June  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  lying 
for  William  Dick,  lying  near  Canajohary,  on  both  sides 
of  a  certain  brook,  called  by  the  Indians  Tecayonharonwe, 
Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 22 

June  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  for 
John  Lyne,  lying  near  Canajohary,  on  both  sides  of  a 
certain  brook,  called  by  the  Indians  Tecayonharonwe, 
Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl.,  (see  page  20,) 23 

June  18.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land,  for 
William  Cosby,  sheriff  of  New  York,  lying  near  Canajo- 
hary, on  both  sides  of  a  certain  brook,  called  by  the 
Indians  Tecayonharonwe,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr. 
genl.,  (see  page  20,) 24 

June  19.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  William  Cosby,  for  2,000 
acres  of  land,  near  Canajoharie,  (see  page  25,)  with 25 

June  1 9.  Certificate  to  William  Cosby,  for  the  same  land, . .     25 

June  19.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Frederick  Morris,  for 
2,000  acres  of  land,  near  Canajoharie, 26 

June  19.  Certificate  to  Frederick  Morris,  for  the  same  land,     26 

June  19.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  John  Lyndesay  and 
Phillip  Livingston,  for  3,000  acres  of  land,  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  beginning  at  the  mouth  of  a 
small  brook  which  falls  into  said  river,  a  little  above  the 
flat  lands,  called  by  the  Indians  Anawedaghe, 27 

June  18.  Certificate  to  John  Lindesay  and  Phillip  Livings- 
ton, for  the  same, 27 


224  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xii. 

Page. 
1736.  June  21.  Draft  of  a  patent,  to  John  Lyndesay  and  Phillip 

Livingston,  for  the  land  last  above  described, 28 

June  24.  Petition  of  Richard  Nicholls,  for  a  grant  of  300 
acres  of  waste  land,  lying  next  to  his  tract  of  275  acres, 
upon  the  Paltz  creek,  in"  Ulster  county,  and  also  for  as 
much  more  as  will  make  up  the  whole  2,000  acres,  if  he 
can  discover  so  much  vacant  and  unpatented  land,  with  29 
June  26.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 

same  was  referred, 29 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  James  Stringham  and  John  Sacket, 
praying  a  grant  of  4,000  acres  of  land,  within  the  bounds 

of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 30 

June  26.  Petition  of  Walter  Butler,  praying  a  patent  for 
2,000  acres  of  land,  within  the  bounds  of  an  Indian  pur- 
chase, near  Schoharie,  which  beginning  at  the  south 
bounds  of  Lawyer  and  York's  patent,  in  Schoharie,  and 
runs  thence  to  the  great  falls,  on  both  sides  of  Schoharie 

river, 31 

June  26.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  which  the 

same  was  referred, 31 

June  29.  "Warrant  of  survey  for  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant 
land,  within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated   patent,  for 

Richard  Nicholls,  (see  page  30,) , 32 

June  29.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  William  Dick,  for  2,000 

acres  of  land,  near  Canajoharie, 33 

■  June  19.  Certificate  to  William  Dick,  for  the  same  land,  ...     33 

July  15.  Petition  of  Thomas  Noxon,  praying  a  patent  for 
three  tracts  of  land  within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated 

patent,  containing  in  all  2,000  acres,  (2  copies,) 34 

July  15.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  which  the 

same  was  referred, 34 

July  10.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to   John  Lyne,  for  2,000 

acres  of  land  near  Canajoharie, 35 

June  19.  Certificate  to  John  Lyne,  for  the  same, 35 

July  — .  Warrant  of  survey  for  three  tracts  of  land,  for 
Thomas  Noxon,  lying  within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated 

patent,  and  containing  2,000  acres, 36 

July  28.  Petition  of  James  Monell,  praying  a  patent  for  300 
acres  of  land,  within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 

with 37 

August  5.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  which  the 

same  was  referred, 37 

August  5.  Petition  of  John  Wemp,  for  license  to  purchase  a 
tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquase 
river,  beginning  by  a  certain  rock,  called  by  the  Mohawks 
Estaghrogon,  on  the  bank  of  the  said  river,  containing 
about  540  acres ;  and  also  three  small  islands  in  said 
river,  lying  opposite  the  land  of  Wouter  Swart,  containing 

together  about  14  acres,  with 38 

August  5.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  which  the 

same  was  referred, 38 

August  ]  3.  Indian  deed  to  John  Wemp,  of  a  tract  of  land, 
Tying  on  the   south  side  of  the  Mohacks  river,  which 


vol.  xii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  225 


1736.  begins  at  a  certain  rock  called  Estagrogon,  on  the  bank 
of  the  river,  and  contains  540  acres ;  together  also  with 
three  small  islands  in  that  river,  opposite  the  land  of 
Wouter  Swart,  containing  14  acres, 39 

Sept.  23.  Petition  of  John  Wemp,  praying  a  patent  for  the 
land  last  above  described, 40 

Sept.  23.  Petition  of  Frederick  Morris  and  Samuel  Heath, 
praying  a  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  land,  within  the 
bounds  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 41 

Sept.  23.  Petition  of  Thomas  Hunt,  Junr.,  for  land  imder 
water,  adjoining  his  premises, 42 

Sept.  23.  Petition  of  Wouter  Vrooman,  for  license  to  pur- 
chase 2,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  between  the  manor  of 
Renslaerwick  and  the  township  of  Schenectady,  with ....     43 

Sept.  23.  Petition  of  James  Henderson  and  John  Lindesay, 
for  a  license  to  purchase  2,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  in 
the  Mohocks  country, 43 

Oct.  7.  Petition  of  James  Henderson  and  John  Jost  Petrie, 
in  behalf  of  themselves  and  company,  for  license  to  pur- 
chase 6,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the  south  side  of 
the  Mohawks  river,  above  the  falls, 44 

1737.  Oct.  12.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  Samuel 

Heath  and  others,  lying  to  the  southward  of  the  Mohawks 
river  and  westward  of  Schohary  river,  otherwise  called 
Tienonderoga  kill  or  creek,  containing  24,400  acres ;  Cad- 
wallader Colden,  survr.  genl., 45 

1736.  Oct.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land  for 
Elizabeth  Colden,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  near  the  patent  of  Morris  and  company;  Cadwal- 
lader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 46 

Oct.  21.  Description  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  for  Alexander 
Colden,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 
near  the  land  of  Rutger  Bleecker  &  Co.,  Cadwallader 

Colden,  survr.  genl., 47 

Nov.  4.  Petition  of  Wm.  Cosby  and  Charles  Clinton,  praying 
a  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land 
lying  on  both  sides  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and  extend- 
ing westwardly  about  25  English  miles  from  the  first 
carrying  place  on  the  said  river,  called  by  the  Indians 
Astenrogen, 48 

Nov.  4.  Memorial  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  surveyor  general, 
in  relation  to  sundry  large  tracts  of  lands  said  to  be  pur- 
chased of  the  Mohawk  Indians  by  several  of  the  inhabi- 
tants of  the  county  of  Albany, 49 

Nov.  8.  Deed  of  the  minister,  church  masters,  elders  and 
deans  of  the  Dutch  Reformed  Protestant  Church  at  Tap- 
pan,  in  the  county  of  Orange,  to  Gabriel  Ludlow,  in  behalf 
of  the  inhabitants  of  said  town,  for  all  that  piece  of  ground 
being  100  feet  square,  together  with  the  town  house  and 
goal  thereon  standing, 49 

Nov.  10.  Petition  of  James  De  Lancey  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  10,000  acres  of  land  in  the  Mohawks  country, 

on  Aries  creek, 50 

29 


226  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xii. 

Page. 
1736.  Nov.  11.  Petition  of  John  Poole  and  others,  for  license  to 
purchase  a  tract  of  land  at  or  near  the  Cattskill  hill,  in 
the  county  of  Albany, 51 

Nov.  13.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  for 
James  De  Lancey  and  others,  lying  adjoining  to  each  other 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  on  Aries  kill,  one 
containing  6,000  acres,  the  other  containing  4,000  acres ; 
Cadwallader  Colden,  surveyor  general, 52 

Nov.  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  five  certain  tracts  of 
land  for  Joseph  Sacket,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  lying  upon  VerKerdy  and 
Shawangunck  kills,  and  containing  in  all  about  2,000 
acres ;  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  general, 53 

Nov.  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  certain  tracts  of 
land  for  Frederick  Morris  and  Samuel  Heath,  lying  in 
Ulster  county,  on  Shawangunck  kill,  being  part  of  Evans' 
vacated  patent,  one  containing  3,468  acres,  the  other  con- 
taining 532  acres ;  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., ....     54 

Draught  of  a  certificate  to  John  Wemp,  for  a  certain  tract 
of  land  in  the  Mohauks  country,  on  the  south  of  the  Mo- 
hawks river,  beginning  by  a  certain  rock  on  the  bank  of  the 
said  river  called  by  the  native  Indians  Estagrogan,  also 
three  small  islands  in  the  said  Mohocks  river,  opposite 
the  said  tract, 55 

Nov.  24.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for 
Thomas  Noxon,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of 
Evans'  vacated  patent,  beginning  at  the  most  westei'ly 
corner  on  a  brook  called  Shawangunk  kill,  of  a  tract  of 
land  called  Pacanasink,  and  containing  2,000  acres ;  Cad- 
wallader Colden,  survr.  genl., 56 

Dec.  15.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Elizabeth  Colden,  for  2,000 
acres  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river, 57 

Nov.  11.  Certificate  to  Elizabeth  Colden,  for  the  same,  being 
part  of  a  tract  of  16,000  acres,  near  Canajoharie, 57 

Dec.  15.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Alexander  Colden,  for  2,000 
acres  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river, 58 

Nov.  11.  Certificate  to  Alexander  Colden,  for  the  same,  being 
part  of  a  tract  of  16,000  acres  near  Canajoharie,  with. .  .     58 

Petition  of  Phillip  Livingston,  praying  a  patent  for  2,000 
acres  of  a  tract  of  land  lying  between  the  lands  of  James 
Alexander  &  Co.,  and  the  lands  of  Kutger  Bleecker  and 
company,  on  the  Mohawks  river, 59 

Draught  of  a  deed  of  trust  to  George  Clark,  from  Frederick 
Morris  and  others,  of  6,000  acres  of  land  lying  on  both 
sides  of  the  Mohauks  river,  to  the  westward  of  Cosby's 
manor, 60 

Jan.  6.  Petition  of  James  Stringham  and  John  Sacket,  for 
a  grant  of  4,000  acres  of  land  within  the  bounds  of  Evans' 
vacated  patent, 61 

Jan.  6.  Petition  of  Valentine  Hermann  and  Fredk.  Rouw,  for 
a  license  to  purchase  1,200  acres  of -a  certain  tract  of 


vol.  xii.]  LAND  PAPERS  227 

Pago. 

1736.  vacant  land  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  in  the 
county  of  Albany, 62 

Jan.  6.  Petition  of  Samuell  Van  Home,  praying  a  patent  for 
800  acrep  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  highland, 
within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 63 

Feb.  7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  Petrus 
Van  Driessen,  lying  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  near  Canajohary,  beginning  at  the  mouth  of  a  cer- 
tain brook  called  the  Canada  kill,  and  containing  1,026 
acres  ;  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 63 

Jan.  24.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Frederick  Morris  and  Samuel 
Heath,  for  two  certain  tracts  of  land  lying  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans, 64 

Dec.  10.  Certificate  to  Frederick  Morris  and  Samuel  Heath, 
for  two  certain  tracts  of  land  on  Shawangunck  kill,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster, 64 

1737.  March  22.  Affidavit  of  Johannes  Martinus  Van  Harlingen, 

of  the  township  of  Harlem,  in  the  city  of  New  York,  in 
relation  to  the  advertisement  of  the  sale  of  the  island 
called  Little  Barns  Island,  and  all  the  lands  at  Harlem 
which  lately  belonged  to  Elias  Pipon, 65 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Elias  Pipon,  for  leave  to  make  proof 
before  the  council,  of  his  having  published  his  intention 
to  sell  all  his  land  on  New  York  Island  and  all  ye  island 
called  Little  Barnes  Island, 66 

Copy  of  the  governor's  letter  to  Mr.  Elick,  warning  him 
not  to  interrupt  or  disturb  Mr.  Dederick  in  the  possession 
of  his  lands, 67 

Feb.  21.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Joseph  Sacket,  for  five  cer- 
tain tracts  of  land,  the  four  first  being  situated  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  and  the  fifth  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
lying  within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 68 

1736.  Dec.  10.  Certificate  to  Joseph  Sackett,  for  five  certain  tracts 

of  land, 68 

1737.  Feb.  21.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Thomas  Noxon,  for  a  cer- 

tain tract  of  2,000  acres  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, ....     69 

1736.  Dec.  10.  Certificate  to  Thomas  Noxon,  for  2,000  acres  of 

land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  beginning  at  the  most  west- 
erly corner  on  Shawangunck  kill  of  a  tract  of  land  called 
Pecaunsink, 69 

1737.  March   3.  Petition  of  Cloude   Delametre   and   others,   for 

license  to  purchase  10,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  in  Ulster 
coimty,  at  or  near  a  place  called  by  the  Indian  name  Kis- 
higton, 70 

April  14.  Petition  of  Thomas  Ellison,  for  a  warrant  of  sur- 
vey to  lay  out  2,000  acres  of  land  in  several  small  tracts 
that  quantity  being  granted  him  within  the  bounds  of 
Evans'  patent, 71 

Desmption  of  a  survey  of  three  tracts  of  land  for  John  De 
Peyster  and  Johannes  Lawyer,  lying  at  a  place  called 


228  LAND  PAPERS.  ,  [vol.  km. 

Page. 
1737.        Schohare,  containing  in  all  ],500  acres,  Cadwallader  Col- 
den,  survr.  genl., 72 

April  12.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  of 
2,000  acres  each,  for  Timothy  Bagley  and  Charles  Wil- 
liams, lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  Cad- 
wallader Colden,  survr.  genl., 73 

April  12.  Description  of  a  survey  of  three  several  tracts  of 
land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  east  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  for  David  Abrahamsen  Schuyler  and 
others,  c 74 

May  4.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Petrus  Van  Driessen,  for  a 
certain  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  with     75 

April  19.  Certificate  to  Petrus  Van  Driessen,  for  all  that 
.  .             certain  tract  of  land  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river  near  Canajohary,  beginning  at  the  mouth  of  the 
Canada  kill,  and  containing  1,000  acres, 75 

Draught  of  a  certificate  to  Alexander  Colden,  for  2,000  acres 
of  land  being  part  of  a  tract  of  16,000  acres  on  the  south 
side  Maquase  river  near  Connahjoharie, 75 

May  4.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Timothy  Bagly  and  Charles 
Williams,  for  two  certain  tracts  of  land  lying  on  the  south 
side  of  Mohawks  river, 76 

April  18.  Certificate  to  Timothy  Bagly  and  Charles  Wil- 
liams, for  two  certain  tracts  of  land  of  2,000  each,  being 
part  of  a  tract  of  16,000  acres  lying  on  the  south  side  of 
the  Maquase  river  near  Cannahjoharie, 76 

May  4.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  De  Peyster  and 
Johannes  Lawyer,  for  three  certain  tracts  of  land  lying 
in  the  county  of  Albany, 77 

April  1 9.  Certificate  to  John  De  Peyster  and  Johannes  Law- 
yer, for  three  certain  tracts  of  land  at  Schoharie,  contain- 
ing in  all  1,500  acres, 77 

May  4.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  David  Abrahamson  Schuy- 
ler and  others,  for  three  tracts  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Albany, 78 

April  18.  Certificate  to  David  Abrahamson  Schuyler  and 
others,  for  three  certain  tracts  of  land  on  the  east  side 
of  Hudson's  river  near  Hosick,  containing  in  all  11,250 
acres,  78 

May  5.  Petition  of  Captain  Peter  Warren  and  others,  for 
license  to  purchase  6,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Albany, 79 

May  5.  Petition  of  James  Stringham  and  John  Sackett,  for 
a  warrant  of  survey  to  lay  out  for  them  4,000  acres  within 
the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 80 

May  5.  Description  of  a  survey  of  three  tracts  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  on  the  northwest  side  of  a  brook  called 
Shawangunk,  within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 
containing  in  all  2,000  acres,  laid  out  for  Thomas  Ellison, 
Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., 81 

May  3.  Petition  of  Francis  Harison,  attorney  for  Sir  Joseph 
Eyles,  Kt.,  and  others,  to  suspend  a  warrant  of  survey  to 
run  and  settle  certain  boundaries  on  the  equivalent  land 


vol.  xii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  229 

Pago. 
1737.        recently  issued  upon  the  petition  of  Thomas  Howlcy  and 

others, 82 

May  9.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Thomas  Ellison,  for  three 
tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  containing  in  the 
whole  2,000  acres, 83 

May  9.  Certificate  to  Thomas  Ellison,  for  three  tracts  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  on  the  northwest  side  of  a  brook 
called  Shawangunk  kill,  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 
containing  in  all  2,000  acres, 83 

May  13.  Petition  of  Thomas  Ellison,  praying  a  patent  for 
2,000  acres  of  land  within  the  bounds  of  the  tract  for- 
merly granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 84 

May  23.  Description  of  a  survey  of  10,000  acres  of  land  for 
George  Ingoldesby  and  others,  beginning  at  a  certain  place 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river  opposite  to  a  cer- 
tain hill  called  Toweriyoune,  being  the  most  westerly 
bounds   of  the  township  of   Schenectady,   Cadwallader 

Colden,  suiwr.  genl., 85 

1735.  Dec.  24.  Indian  deed  to  Walter  Butler,  for  all  that  tract  of 
land  in  the  Mohawks  country,  beginning  at  a  place  called 
by  the  Indians  Aries  creek,  running  up  said  creek  by  the 
edge  of  the  flatts  near  Fort  Hunter,  on  the  west  side  to  a 
creek  called  Tiononderoga,  and  thence  up  the  said  creek 
round  Godority  patent  till  it  comes  into  said  Tiononderoga 
creek  again,  then  up  the  said  creek  to  Schoharie,  con- 
taining about  36,000  acres, 86 

1737.  June  28.  Assignment  of  James  De  Lancey  and  three  others, 
of  all  their  right  and  title  to  said  lands  to  George  Clark, 
lieut.  governor, 86 

July  2.  Indian  deed  to  James  Henderson  and  others,  of  7 
miles  square,  of  land  about  three  miles  below  the  fall  hill, 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Moquas  river, 87 

July  11.  Indian  deed  to  John  Poole  and  others,  of  a  certain 
tract  of  land,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  near  the 
Katts  kill  hills,  beginning  at  a  certain  point  of  land,  on 
the  northeast  side  of  a  brook  called  Kisktameneegtack,  on 
the  west  side  of  a  high  round  hill  called  Waweiantepa- 
chook,  and  runs  from  thence  north,  near  a  pool  of  water, 
called  Nepeesteek,  and  thence  by  various  courses  to  a 
brook  called  Kapeesteegtock,  containing  3,470  acres, 88 

July  11.  Certificate  of  Jacob  Ten  Broeck,  justice  of  the 
peace,  in  relation  to  the  same, 88 

Jan.  19.  Indian  deed  to  Valentine  Herman  and  Frederick 
Rouw,  for  a  tract  of  land  east  of  the  Katskill  mountains,     89 

July  26.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  George  Ingoldsby  and 
others,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Al- 
bany, containing  10,000  acres, 90 

July  25.  Certificate  to  George  Ingoldsby  and  others,  for 
1,000  acres  of  land,  beginning  at  a  certain  place,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  opposite  to  a  certain 
hill  called  Toweriyoune,  being  the  most  northerly  bounds 
of  the  township  of  Schenectady, 90 

April  1.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  John  Schuyler  and  Neltie 


230  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xii. 

Page. 
1*737.       Bradt,  for   2,000   acres  of  land,  laid  out  for  them,  as 

appears  by  a  certificate, 91 

Memorandum  of  patents  to  be  sealed  in  Glen's  purchase, ...     92 

Sept.  26.  Petition  of  John  Lindesay  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  8,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Maquase  river,  behind  the  tract  of  land  granted  to 
William  Dick, 93 

Sept.  26.  Petition  of  William  Corry,  for  license  to  purchase 
73,400  acres  of  land,  on  the  southwest  side  of  the  Mo- 
hawks river,  and  to  the  southward  of  the  northernmost 
part  of  12,000  acres  of  land,  formerly  granted  to  Lewis 
Morris  and  others,  in  order  to  make  up  100,000  acres, 
which  the  governor  and  council  directed  he  should  have,     94 

Oct.  10.  Petition  of  Zacharias  Hoffman  and  Evert  Derwille- 
gen,  praying  a  patent  for  two  tracts  of  land,  purchased  of 
Johannes  Rutsen,  within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated 
patent,  one  containing  300,  the  other  450  acres ;  and  also 
so  much  of  the  vacant  land  adjoining,  as  will  amount  in 
all  to  1,400  acres, 95 

Petition  of  Frederick  Morris  and  Samuel  Heath,  praying  a 
patent  for  4,000  acres  of  land,  within  the  bounds  of 
Evans'  vacated  patent, 96 

Petition  of  William  Leggitt  and  Gabriel  Leggitt,  for  license 
to  purchase  2,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  in  Ulster 
county,  at  or  near  a  place,  by  the  Indian  name  called 
Kegh  Sleighton,  with  description  of  lots, 97 

Draught  of  a  warrant  of  survey  for  7,000  acres  of  land,  for 
William  Kettelhuyn  and  others,  within  the  bounds  of  a 
certain  tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  above  the  landing  of  the  carrying  place,  called  Fort 
Nicholls,  being  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to 
Godfrey  Dellius  and  company,  the  patent  whereof  has 
since  been  vacated,  and  the  lands  re-assumed, 98 

1736.  Sept.  29.  Petition  of  the  principal  inhabitants  and  freeholders 

of  the  township  of  Schenectady,  in  relation  to  a  certain 
piece  of  wood-land,  lying  between  the  manor  of  Renslaers- 
wick,  the  town  of  Schenectady,  the  precinct  of  Canastagi- 
one,  and  land  belonging  to  the  heirs  of  Cornelius  Swits, 
praying  that  any  attempt  by  Wouter  Vrooman,  or  any 
other  particular  person  or  persons,  to  obtain  a  patent  for 
the  same,  may  be  discountenanced, 99 

1737.  Oct.  13.  Petition  of  John  Lindesay,  praying  a  patent  for 

2,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Maquase  river,  behind  the  land  lately  granted  to  William 
Dick  and  Co., 100 

Oct.  14.  Petition  of  Jacob  Lansing,  for  land  near  Canajo- 
harie, 10° 

Oct.  25.  Warrant  of  a  patent,  to  James  De  Lancey  and 
others,  for  two  tracts  of  land  adjoining  to  each  other,  and 
lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohocks  river,  one  contain- 
ing 6,000,  the  other  4,000  acres, 101 

1736.  Dec.  10.  Certificate  to  James  De  Lancey  and  others,  for  two 
tracts  of  land,  in  all  10,000  acres,  lying  on  the  south  side 


VOTj.  xii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  231 

Page. 

1736.  of  the  Mohocks  river,  and  on  a  certain  brook  called  Arie's 
kill^ 101 

1737.  Oct.  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Samuel  Heath  and  others, 

for  25,400  acres  of  land,  lying  to  the  southward  of  the 
Mohocks  river,  and  westward  of  Schohary  river,  other- 
wise called  Tienonderoga  kill, 1°2 

Oct.  24.  Certificate   to  Samuel  Heath  and  others,  for  the 

same • 

Oct  28.' Petition  of  Johan  Jury  Kast  and  company,  for 
license  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land,  on  the  north 
side  of  the  Mohocks  river,  above  Burnet's  field,  in  order 

to  obtain  a  patent  for  7,000  acres  thereof, 103 

Oct.  28.  Petition  of  Arent  VanDyck  and  company,  for  li- 
cense to  purchase  a  tract  of  land,  on  the  east  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  part  thereof  lying  to  the  north  of  the  land 
granted  to  Col.  Peter  Schuyler  &  Co.,  and  part  to  the 
east  of  the  manor  of  Renselaerswyck,  and  to  the  west  of 
the  supposed  line  of  the  province  of  the  Massachusets  bay, 

in  order  to  obtain  a  patent  for  7,000  acres  thereof, 104 

Oct.  28.  Petition  of  Henry  Van  Renselaer,  Junr.,  and  others, 
for  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land,  on  the  north  side 
of  the  Mohocks  river,  to  the  northward  of  Stone  Rabia,  in 

order  to  obtain  a  patent  for  6,000  acres  thereof, 105 

Oct.  29.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  for  John 
Wemp,  lying  on  the  Mohawks  river,  comprehending  part 
of  the  flat  or  low  lands,  at  Fort  Hunter,  and  containing 
450  acres ;  and  also  three  small  islands  in  said  ,  oppo- 
site the  land  of  Wouter  Swart,  containing  together  about 

14  acres,  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl., - .   106 

Nov.  3.  Description  of  a  survey  of  1,310  acres  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  for  Zacharias  Hoffman  and  Evert 
Derwilligen,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent ;  Cad- 

wallader°Colden,  survr.  genl., 10? 

Nov.  4.  Description  of  a  survey  of  3,870  acres  for  Aaron 
Bradt  and  John  Wemp,  beginning  at  the  southwest  corner 
of  the  township  of  Schenectady,  and  running  along  tiie 
bounds  of  the  same;  Cadwallader  Colden,  survr.  genl,  .  108 
Nov.  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Arent  Bradt  and  John 
Wemp,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of 

Albany, ;■;•;••- ;  '   109 

Nov.  11.  Certificate  to  Arent  Bradt  and  John  Wemp,  lor 

the  same, •  ••  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  • ;  •  •   109 

Nov.  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Wemp,  for  a  certain 

tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany, .110 

Nov.  11.  Certificate  to  John  Wemp,  for  a  certain  tract  ot 
land  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  near  Fort 
Hunter,  beginning  by  a  certain  rock  on  the  bank  of  the 
river  called  Estagrogan,  and  containing  450  acres,  together 

with  three  smalf Islands  containing  14  acres,. HO 

Nov.  19.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Zacharias  Hoffman  and 
Evert  Derwillegen,  for  a  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county 

of  Ulster,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent Ill 

Nov.  14.  Certificate  to  Zacharias  Hoffman  and  Evert  Der- 


232  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xii. 

Page. 
1737.        willegcn,  1,310  acres  of  land   in  the  county  of  Ulster, 

being  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, Ill 

Nov.  22.  Petition  of  William  Kettlehuyn  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  7,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  situate  on 
the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  above  the  landing  of  the 
carrying  place  called  Fort  Nicholls,  being  part  of  the 
vacated  patent  of  Dillius  and  company, 112, 113 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Robert  Livingston,  junr.,  for  license 
to  purchase  2,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the  west  side 
of  Hudson's  river,  near  a  place  called  by  the  natives  Putt- 
quathik  and  Napastuk, 114 

Nov.  22.  Petition  of  Valentine  Herman  and  Frederick  Rouw, 
praying  a  patent  for  600  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the 
east  side  of  the  Katts  kill  mountains, 115 

Nov.  22.  Petition  of  Aron  Bradt,  praying  a  patent  for  2,000 
acres  of  a  tract  of  land  behind  Connajohorie,  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  within  the  bounds  of  the  purchase  lately  made 
by  John  Lindesay  and  others,  in  the  year  1735, 110 

Nov.  29.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east 
side  of  the  Catts  kill  mountains,  for  Valentine  Herman 
and  Frederick  Rouw,  bounded  on  the  Fly  kill  and  Dwafs 
kill,  and  containing  600  aci'es, 117 

Dec.  3.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Valentine  Herman  and  Fred- 
erick Rouw,  for  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  the 
Katts  kill  mountains, 118 

Dec.  2.  Certificate  to  Valentine  Herman  and  Frederick  Rouw, 
for  the  same, 118 

Dec.  6.  Petition  of  Timothy  Green  and  Martin  Van  Bergen, 
for  a  renewal  of  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  at 
or  near  the  Katts  kill  hills, 119 

Dec.  5.  Petition  of  Johannes  Van  Deurson  and  Johanes  Van- 
derpool,  for  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  on  the 
south  side  of  the  patented  lands  of  Jeremiah  Van  Rensse- 
laer, (commonly  called  the  Patron's  patent,)  and  is  on 
both  sides  of  the  Kinderhook  creek,  containing,  by  esti- 
mation, about  1,000  acres  of  woodland,  also  another  tract 
lying  at  a  place  called  by  the  Indians  Petann  nook,  being 
to  the  north  of  the  patented  lands  of  the  township  of  Kin- 
derhook, and  containing,  by  estimation,  1,500  acres, 120 

Dec.  6.  Petition  of  John  Schuyler,  junr.,  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  12,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  above  Saraghtoga,  between  the 
lands  lately  granted  to  William  Kettlehuyn  and  a  small 
rivulet  at  the  upper  end  of  the  large  carrying  place, 
together  with  all  the  islands  on  the  said  river, 121 

Dec.  16.  Draught  of  a  patent  to  Aaron  Bradt  and  John 
Wemp,  for  3,870  acres  of  land,  beginning  at  the  south- 
west corner  of  the  township  of  Schenectady  and  running 
along  the  bounds  of  the  same, 122 

Petition  of  the  principal  inhabitants  and  freeholders  of  the 
township  of  Schenectady,  in  relation  to  a  piece  of  wood 
land  lying  between  the  manor  of  Renselaerswyck,  the 
town  of  Schenectady,  the  precinct  of  Canastagoine,  and 


vol.  xii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  •       233 

Page. 

1737.  land  belonging  to  the  heirs  of  Cornelius  Switts,  setting 
forth  that  the  granting  of  the  same  to  Wouter  Vrooman 
or  any  other  particular  person  or  persons,  will  be  a  great 
damage  to  the  petitioners, 123 

1738.  Jan.  9.  Indian  deed  to  Johannes  Van  Duesen  and  Johannes 

Vanderpoel,  of  a  tract  of  land  situate  at  a  place  by  the 
Indians  called  Petan-nook,  to  the  north  of  the  patented 
lands  of  the  township  of  Kinderhook  and  to  the  south  of 
the  patented  lands  of  Jeremiah  Van  Rensselaer, .  .> 124 

March  16.  Petition  of  James  Henderson,  junr.,  and  others, 
praying  a  patent  for  6,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  below 
the  Fall  hill,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquase  river,. ...   125 

March  16.  Petition  of  Philip  Livingston,  praying  a  patent 
for  2,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  lying  between  the  lands 
granted  to  Lewis  Morris  &  Co.,  and  the  lands  granted 
Rutger  Bleecker  &  Co., 126 

March  16.  Petition  of  Henry  Van  Renselaer,  junr.,  and  others 
for  license  to  purchase  8,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  on 
the  south  side  of  Mohocks  river, 127 

Petition  of  Charles  Boyle,  praying  a  patent  for  one  whole 
right  of  land  in  the  new  purchase  in  the  town  of  Oyster- 
bay,  which  originally  belonged  to  one  Henry  Bell,  also  a 
piece  of  meadow  land  situate  at  a  place  called  the  cove, 
containing  about  4  acres,  with  a  piece  of  land  lying  upon 
the  Main  street,  over  against  Rose  Burcham's,  containing 
about  10  acres,  and  100  acres  in  the  old  purchase  near  the 
Milo  river,  which  three  pieces  are  situate  within  the  town- 
ship of  Oysterbay,  aforesaid,  in  Queens  Co., 128 

March  16.  Petition  of  Arent  Bradt  and  others,  for  license  to 
purchase  20,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Mohocks  river, 129 

March  31.  Return  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land  for 
Walter  Butler,  lying  on  both  sides  of  Schohary  river,. .    130 

April  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Walter  Butler,  for  2,000 
acres  of  land  lying  on  both  sides  of  Schoharie  river, ....   131 

April  12.  Certificate  to  Walter  Butler,  for  the  same,  (see 
page  130,) 131 

May  5.  Petition  of  Arent  Bradt  and  Jacob  Glen  of  the  town 
of  Schenectady,  praying  a  patent  for  a  tract  of  wood  land 
between  the  manor  of  Rensselaerswick,  the  aforesaid  town 
of  Schenectady,  the  precinct  of  Canastgione,  and  land 
belonging  to  the  heirs  of  Cornelius  Switz,  deceased,  con- 
taining about  2,500  acres,  to  hold  the  same  in  trust  for 
the  said  corporation, 132 

May  5.  Petition  of  Joseph  Carpenter  and  John  Lattin,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  a  ferry  across  the  sound,  from  the  near- 
est distance  comprehended  between  the  mouth  of  Oyster- 
bay  harbour  and  the  point  of  the  Barrow  Beech,  in 
Queens  county,  to  the  nearest  distance  between  the  mouth 
of  By  ram  river  and  the  mouth  of  Mamaroneck  river,  in 
the  county  of  Westchester,  to  and  from  the  said  places 
within  the  counties  aforesaid, 133 

May  20.  Indian  deed  to  Johannes  Van  Deusen  and  Johannes 
30 


234      •  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xii. 

Page. 
1738.        Van  Derpoel,  for  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hud- 
son's river,  and  on  both  sides  of  Kinderhook  creek, 134 

June  6.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  Arent 
Bradt  and  Jacob  Glen,  in  trust  for  the  use  of  the  corpora- 
tion of  Schenectady,  lying  between  that  town  and  the 

manor  of  Renslaerwick, 135 

June  7.  Return  of  a  survey  of  6,000  acres  of  land  for  Jacob 
Lansing  and    others,  lying  near  Canajohary,  on  a  creek 

called  Osquaghe, 136 

June  12.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  John 
Schuyler,  junr.,  and  others,  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hud- 
son's river  above  Sarahtoga,  including  six  small  islands 

in  the  river,  and  containing  in  all  1 2,000  acres, 137 

June  12.  Draught  of  a  certificate  to  Jacob  Lansingh,  junr., 

and  others,  for  a  tract  of  land  near  Conajoharie, 138 

June  13.  Draught  of  a  certificate  to  Arent  Brat  and  Jacob 
Glen,  for  a  tract  of  wood  land  lying  between  the  manor 

Renslaerswick  and  the  town  of  Schenectady, 139 

June  22.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east 
side  of  Schohary  river,  containing  6,000  acres  for  Alexan- 
der, William  and  Phillip  Cosby, 140 

June  23.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  Arent 
Bradt,  lying  behind  Canajory,  on  a  small  branch  of  Sus- 
quehana  river,  and  containing  800  acres  ;  also  another 
tract  lying  near  Canajohary,  on  the  south  bank  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  containing  3,200  acres,  twelve  hundred 
whereof  for  Arent  Bradt,  and  the  remainder  for  Phillip 

Livingston,   141 

July  13.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Arent  Brat  and  Jacob 
Glen  of  the  town  of  Schenectady,  for  a  certain  tract  of 

land  containing  2,540  acres, 142 

June  13.  Certificate  to  Arent  Brat  and  Jacob  Glen,  for  a 
tract  of  land  between  the  town  of  Schenectady  and  the 

manor  of  Renslaerwick, 142 

July  13.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Schuyler,  junr.,  and 
others,  for  12,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  on  the 

east  side  of  Hudson's  river  above  Saraghtoga, 143 

June  13.  Certificate  to  John  Schuyler,  junr.,  and  others  for 

the  same, 143 

Return  of  a  survey  for  Phillip  Verplank  and  others,  of 
three  several  tracts  of  land  distinguished  in  a  map  of  a 
larger  tract,  of  which  they  are  part,  by  the  names  of  lot 
No.  1,  No.  4  and  No.  39,  which  larger  tract  lies  on  the 
north  side  of  the  Mahawks  river  near  the  falls  of  the  said 

river  below  Burnet's  field, 144 

August  1.  Return  of  a  survey  of  7,050  acres  of  land,  for  John 
Lindesay  and  others,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mo- 
hawks river, 145 

July  — .  Draft  of  a  certificate,  to  Alexander  Cosby  and 
others,  for  6,000  acres  of  land,  on  the  east  side  of  Scho- 
hary river,  being  part  of  a  tract  of  86,000  acres,  purchased 
by  John  Lindesay  &  Co.,  under  a  license  granted  them 
for  that  purpose, 146 


vol.  xii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  235 

1738.  Draught  of  a  certificate,  to  Avent  Bratt  and  Philip  Living- 
ston, for  a  tract  of  land  near  Connajohary, 147 

July  — .  Draught  of  a  certificate,  to  Arent  Bratt,  for  800 
acres  of  land,  lying  behind  Connajohary,  on  a  small 
branch  of  Susquehana  river, 148 

August  1.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  for  John 
Lindesay,  containing  1,965  acres,  and  lying  behind  the 
lands  of  Win.  Dick,  in  a  brook  called  Ticayonharonwe,  149 

August  1.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  on  the 
west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  beginning  at  the  mouth  of  a 
small  run  of  water,  where  it  runs  into  Vassent's  creek, 
below  Samuel  Van  Veighty's  old  grist  mill,  and  runs 
along  said  creek  as  it  runs  to  Cattskill  river,  and  along 
the  same  to  Hudson's  river,  then  up  said  river  to  the 
mouth  of  a  brook  called  Stuck,  opposite  Vastrix  Island, 
containing  460  acres,  laid  out  for  John  Lindesay, 150 

July  — .  Draft  of  a  certificate,  to  John  Lindesay,  for  a  tract 
of  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  lying  on  the  west  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  near  Katts  kill,  of  which  Helmer  Janse 
died  seized,  leaving  no  heirs, 151 

Draught  of  a  certificate,  to  John  Lindesay,  for  a  certain  tract 
of  land,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquase  river,  behind 
the  land  granted  to  Captn.  William  Dick  and  others, ....    152 

Draught  of  a  certificate,  to  Arent  Bratt  and"  Philip  Living- 
ston, for  two  tracts  of  land,  lying  behind  Connajohary,  on 
a  small  branch  of  Susquehana  river, 153 

August  17.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Patrick  McClaghry  and 
Andrew  McDowal,  for  five  several  tracts  of  land,  situate 
on  the  north  side  of  the  Maquase  river,  and  containing 
3,700  acres, 154 

August  10.  Certificate  to  Patrick  Claghry  and  Andrew  Mc- 
Dowal, for  the  same,  being  part  of  a  tract  purchased  by 
Jacob  Glen  &  Co.,  eight  miles  above  Schenectady, 154 

August  15.  Certificate  to  John  Lindesay,  for  a  certain  tract 
of  land,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquase  river,  behind 
the  lands  of  William  Dick, 155 

August  18.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  John  Lindesay,  for 
1,965  acres,  set  out  to  them  by  the  foregoing  certificate,  155 

August  15.  Certificate  to  John  Lindesay  and  others,  for  a 
tract  of  land,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 
adjoining  the  tract  last  above  described,  and  containing 
7,050  acres,  with 156 

August  18.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  John  Lindesay  &  Co., 
for  the  same, 156 

August  15.  Certificate  to  John  Lindesay,  for  460  acres  of 
land,  near  Katts  kill,  being  the  land  of  which  Helmer 
Janse  died  seized,  leaving  no  heirs, 157 

August  19.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  John  Lindesay,  for  the 
same, 157 

August  22.  Petition  of  Ebenezer  Holly  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land,  on  the  west  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  on  the  east  side  of  the  Katts  kill  hills,  in 
order  to  obtain  a  patent  for  40,000  acres  thereof, 158 


236  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  in. 

Pago. 
1738.  August  22.  Petition   of  Cadwallader   Colden   and   Conraet 
Rightmeyer,  praying  a  patent  for  3,000  acres,  of  a  tract 
of  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  adjoining  the  lands  of 
Jacob  Lansing  &  Co., 159 

August  22.  Petition  of  Johannes  Van  Deursen  and  Johannes 
Vanderpoel,  praying  a  patent  for  2,500  acres  of  land,  on 
the  south  side  of  Jeremiah  Van  Renslaer's  patent, 160 

August  22.  Certificate  to  Archibald  Kennedy,  for  three 
tracts  of  land,  containing  together  1,950  acres,  being  part 
of  a  tract  purchased  by  Jacob  Glen  and  others,  lying  on 
the  north  side  of  the  Maquase  river,  about  48  miles  above 
Schenectady,  beginning  below  the  falls,  at  the  common 
landing,  and  so  up  along  the  river  to  the  Kennedy  kill,. .    161 

August  15.  Certificate  to  James  De  Lancey,  John  Lyndesay 
and  Abraham  Glen,  for  eight  several  tracts  of  land,  being 
part  of  a  purchase,  48  miles  above  Schenectady,  which 
begins  at  the  common  landing,  and  runs  along  the  Maquase 
river,  to  the  Kennedy  kill,  three  of  which  containing  to- 
gether 1,950  acres,  for  James  DeLancey,  two  containing 
together  1,540  acres,  for  John  Lyndesay,  and  the  remain- 
ing three  containing  1,936  acres,  for  Abraham  Glen,. ...    162 

August  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  James  De  Lancey,  John 
Lindesay  and  Abraham  Glen,  for  the  same, 162 

Sept.  25.  Petition  of  Edward  Clarke,  for  license  to  purchase 
1,200  acres  of  vacant  land,  at  Schohare, 163 

Sept.  27.  Petition  of  John  Lindesay,  praying  a  patent  for 
2,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  lying  behind  the  lands  of 
William  Dick  &  Co.,  on  the  Maquase  river, 164 

Sept.  29.  Petition  of  Robert  Hunt,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
certain  quantity  of  earth  or  soil,  in  the  county  of  West- 
chester, covered  with  water,  beginning  at  or  near  the 
negroe  burying  place,  upon  a  place  called  Little  neck,  so 
running  thro'  the  middle  of  the  cove,  between  Long  neck 
plantation  and  the  channel  of  the  main  river,  then  easterly 
along  the  said  channel  to  the  middle  of  the  cove,  on  the 
east  side  of  the  said  neck,  to  Oyster  point, 165 

Oct.  4.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  near 
Canajohary,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  con- 
taining 3,000,  laid  out  for  Cadwallader  Colden,  the 
younger,  and  Coenraet  Rightmeyer, 166 

Oct.  13.  Petition  of  Anne,  Sarah,  Catherine,  George,  Eliza- 
beth and  Mary  Bradley,  the  daughters  and  younger  son 
of  Richard  Bradley,  for  a  grant  of  4,800  acres  of  vacant 
land  in  Evans'  vacated  patent, 167 

Oct.  17.  Petition  of  John  McNeall,  praying  a  patent  for 
1,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  near  Wood  creek, 168 

Oct.  17.  Petition  of  John  Thomas,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
ferry  from  Byram  point,  in  the  county  of  Westchester,  to 
Long  Island, 169 

Oct.  17.  Petition  of  Alexander  Montgomerie  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  7,200  acres  of  land  near  Wood  creek,  with  170 

List  of  persons  to  be  included  in  said  grant, 1 70 


VOLUME  XIII. 


1738-174. 4r. 


Page. 
1738.  Oct.  17.  Petition  of  Ronald  Campbell,  praying  a  patent  for 

1  000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  at  or  near  Wood  creek, 1 

Oct.'20.  Indian  deed  to  Capt.  Edward  Clark,  of  all  those  two 
certain  tracts  of  land,  lying  on  both  sides  of  the  Schoha- 
rie creek :  one  beginning  at  the  bounds  of  Walter  But- 
ler's land,  and  extending  to  the  great  falls,  about  V  miles 
in  leno-th  and  one  in  breadth  ;  the  other  lies  at  the  north 
end  of  the  land  lately  sold  by  the  Indians  to  Walter  But- 
ler, on  both  sides  of  the  Stone  creek,  and  contains  about 
100  acres, • 

Oct  5.  Certificate  to  Cadwallader  Colden,  the  younger,  and 
others,  for  a  tract  of  land  near  Connajohary,  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  running  along  a  stream  called 
Otsquaghe,  and  containing  3,000  acres,  with 3 

Oct.  24.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Cadwallader  Colden,  Jun., 
&  Co.,  for  the  same, • 3 

Certificate  to  Arent  Bratt  and  Philip  Livingston,  for  two 
certain  tracts  of  land,  one  of  which  lies  behind  Connajo- 
harie,  on  a  small  branch  of  Susquehanna  river,  and  con- 
tains  800  acres,  the  other  lies  near  Connajoharie,  on  the 
south  bank  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and  contains  3,200 
acres,  with • •  • •  •  -v.;/. " 

Oct.  24.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Arent  Bratt  and  .Phillip 
Livingston,  for  the  same, •  ■  •  ■       4 

Oct.  18.  Petition  of  John  Thomas,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
ferry,  from  the  most  convenient  distance  comprehended 
between  Byram  river  mouth  or  point  and  Mamaroneck 
harbour,  in  the. county  of  Westchester,  across  the  sound 

to  Long  Island, \"'\'\ ' '  '  • '  *       5 

Oct.  18.  Certificate  of  John  Carhartt,  in  relation  to  serving 
Samuel  Purdy  an  order  in  council  on  the  same, 5 

Oct.  28.  Petition  of  Timothy  Bagley  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  6,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
being  part  of  a  large  tract  purchased  by  Lieut :  Walter 
Butler  from  the  native  Indians,  in  the  year  1733, 6 


238  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiii. 

Page. 

1738.  Oct.  8.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  called  Wal- 

lumschack,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany  to  the  eastward 
of  Hoseck,  and  containing  12,000  acres,  laid  out  for  Cor- 
nelius Van  Ness  and  others, 7 

Oct.  10.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and 
westward  of  the  township  of  Schenectady,  containing 
6,000  acres,  laid  out  for  Timothy  Bagly  and  others,  [with 
draught,] 8 

Nov.  22.  Return  of  a  survey  for  Anne,  Sarah,  &c,  Bradley, 
of  land  in  Evans'  patent, 9 

List  of  caveats, 10 

1739.  Jan.  20.  Warrant  for  patent  to  Timothy  Bagley, 11 

Jan.  4.  Certificate  to  Timothy  Bagley, 12 

Description  of  sundry  tracts  of  land  granted  to  Henry  Cosby, 

"William  Cosby  and  others, 13 

Memorandum  of  deed  and  leases  of  land  in  Rochester,  1733 
and  1734, 14 

Abstract  of  the  land  titles  of  William  and  Henry  Cosby,. .     15 

Feb.  9.  Petition  of  Leonard  Gansevoort  and  others,  for  leave 
to   purchase  land, 16 

Feb.  9.  Petition  of  Phillip  Livingston  and  others,  for  leave 
to  purchase  12,000  acres  of  land,  north  of  Mohawk  river,     17 

Feb.  9.  Petition  of  George  Ingoldesby  and  others,  for  leave 
to  purchase  land  on  the  Mohawk  river, 18 

Feb.  12.  Warrant  for  patents  for  Arent  Brat  and  others,. . .     19 

March  28.  Indian  deed  to  John  Lindesay, 20 

March  15.  Warrant  for  patents  for  the  Bradley s,  and  certifi- 
cate,       21 

April  — .  Petition  of  Jacques  Corteljou  and  others,  for  land 
under  water,  and  privilege  to  keep  a  ferry  at  the  Nar- 
rows,       22 

April  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Walter  Butler  and  others, 
for  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  with 23 

April  12.  Certificate  to  Walter  Butler  and  others,  for  a  tract 
of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and 
to  the  westward  of  the  township  of  Schenectady,  contain- 
ing 6,000  acres, .' 23 

April  13.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Capt.  John  Budd  and 
others,  proprietors  and  inhabitants  of  the  town  of  Rye,  in 
the  county  of  Westchester,  for  a  ferry  from  the  said  town 
of  Rye  unto  and  from  the  bounds  of  Oysterbay  in  the 
island  of  Nassau, 24 

March  27.  Order  in  cotmcil  to  regulate  the  ferriage  or  toll 
fees  of  the  ferry  referred  to,  and ...     24 

Table  of  fees  for  the  ferry  between  the  township  of  Rye,  in 
the  county  of  Westchester,  and  the  township  of  Oyster- 
bay,  in  Queen's  county, 24 

March  1.  Exemplification  of  the  petition  of  Capt.  John  Budd, 
praying  a  patent  for  said  ferry, 24 

March  1.  Report  upon  the  same, 24 


vol.  xiii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  239 

Page. 
1739.  May  9.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Archibald  Kennedy,  for 

three  several  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,. . .      25 
May  15.  Return  of  a  survey  of  500  acres  of  land  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  behind  the  lands  of 

William  Duck  &  Co.,  for  John  Lindesay, 26 

May  19.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Dubois,  praying  a  patent  for 
three  several  tracts  of  land  within  the  bounds  of  Evans' 

vacated  patent,  containing  in  all  about  1,500  acres, 27 

May  17.  Petition  of  Edward  Clarke,  praying  a  patent  for 
600  acres  of  land  lying  on  both  sides  of  Schoharie  and 

Stone  creeks, 28 

May  17.  Petition  of  James  Henderson  and  Phillip  Living- 
ston, for  a  grant  to  each  of  them  respectively  the  quantity 
of  2,000  acres  of  land  lying  about  3  miles  below  the  fall 

kill  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquase  river, 29 

April  10.  Indian  deed  to  Arent  Bratt  and  others,  of  two 
tracts   of  land   lying  about  twenty  miles  to   the  west- 
ward of  Huntersfield,  the  one  tract  twelve  miles  square 

and  the  other  tract  about  8  miles  square, 30 

May  17.  Petition  of  Arent  Bradt  and  Volkert  Van  Veghten, 
in  behalf  of  themselves  and  company,  for  a  grant  of  1 2,000 
acres  of  two  large  tracts  of  land  westward  of  Hunter's 

field, 30 

May  17.  Petition  of  Samuel  Burn  and  William  Helen,  for 
license  to  purchase  two  certain  tracts  of  land  on  the  east 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  and  to  the  eastward  of  the  lands 

called  Schaetehote, 31 

May  17.  Minute  of  council  on  the  petitions  of  Corns.  De 
Bois,  Edw'd  Clarke,  Henderson  &  Livingston,  Bratt  & 

Co.,  and  Bum  &  Helen, 32 

May  17.  Petition  of  James  De  Lancey  and  Edward  Collins, 
praying  that  their  names  may  be  inserted  in  a  patent  to 
be  granted  for  12,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  in 

the  county  of  Albany  called  Wallumschack, 33 

May  17.  Petition  of  Jeremiah  Dunbar,  to  have  6,000  acres 
of  land  laid  out  for  him  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 

south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 34 

May  21.  Answer  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  surveyor  general, 

to  the  foregoing  petition, 35 

May  17.  Affidavit  of  Edward  Collins,  in  relation  to  the  peti- 
tion of  Jeremiah  Dunbar, 36 

May  20.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Edward  Collins  and  others, 

for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 37 

May  19.  Certificate  to  Edward  Collins  and  others,  for  a  tract 
of  land  called  Wallumschack,  lying  to  the  eastward  of 
Hoseck, 37 

1738.  Nov.  8.  Return  of  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land 'called 

Wallumschack,  lying  to  the  eastward  of  Hoseck,  contain- 
ing 12,000  acres, 38 

1739.  May  15.  Return  of  a  survey  for  John  Lindesay,  of  500  acres 

of  land  lying  behind  the  lands  lately  granted  to  William 
Dick  &  Co.,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, ...     39 


240  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiii. 


1739.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Lyndesay,  for  a  certain  tract 

of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  and 39 

Certificate  to  John  Lindesay,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  on 
the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 39 

June  15.  Warrant  foi-a  patent  to  Edward  Collins  and  others, 
for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 40 

June  25.  Return  of  a  survey  for  Cornelius  Dubois,  of  two 
tracts  of  land,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent,  one 
of  which  lies  in  Ulster  county,  on  the  southwest  side  of 
the  Platta  kill,  and  contains  1,056  acres,  the  other  is  situate 
in  Orange  county  and  begins  on  the  northwest  side  of 
Schonamock  hill,  near  the  west  end  of  Wienachonk  hill, 
containing  1 86  acres, 41 

June  28.  Petition  of  Edward  Clarke,  praying  an  additional 
grant  of  400  acres,  to  make  up  with  the  land  granted  him 
on  both  sides  of  Schoharie  creek,  the  quantity  of  1,000 
acres, 42 

June  28.  Petition  of  Charles  Boyle  and  others,  for  license  to 
purchase  6,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  near  Connajoharie, 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 43 

June  29.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Cornelius  Dubois,  for  two 
certain  tracts  of  land,  part  of  Evans'  patent,  with 44 

June  28.  Certificate  to  Cornelius  Dubois,  for  the  same,  (see 
page  41,) 44 

July  7.  Description  of  a  survey  of  two  several  tracts  of  land 
containing  1,000  acres  each,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  westward  of  the  Fall  kill,  being  distin- 
guished in  a  map  of  a  larger  tract  of  land  of  which  they 
are  a  part,  as  lots  No.  5  and  No.  12 ;  Laid  out  for  James 
Henderson,  45 

July  7.  Return  of  a  survey  of  land  for  Edward  Clarke,. ...     46 

Aug.  1.  Patent  to  George  Ingoldesby  and  others,  for  32,000 
acres  of  land  on  Mohawk  river, 47 

Aug.  8.  Petition  of  James  Gillam,  for  land  on  the  south  side 
of  Mohawk  river, 48 

Aug.  8.  Warrant  for  patent  for  James  Henderson  and  others, 
for  4  tracts  of  land,  and  certificate, 49 

Aug.  14.  Petition  of  Martin  Van  Bergen,  for  land  near  Katts 
kUl, 50 

Aug.  14.  Petition  of  Charles  O'Neill,  for  land  at  Catts  kill,.     51 

Aug.  25.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Edward  Clarke,  and  certi- 
ficate,       52 

Sept.  28.  Return  of  a  survey  of  land  for  Arent  Bratt  and 
others,  west  of  Schoharie, 53 

Oct.  18.  Return  of  surveys  for  Philip  Livingston  and  others, 
for  lands  on  Mohawk  river, 54 

Oct.  16.  Return  of  a  survey  for  Philip  Livingston  and  others, 
for  lands  on  Mohawk  river, 55 

Oct.  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Arent  Bradt  and  others, 
for  four  several  tracts  of  land,  with 56 

Oct.  18.  Certificate  to  Arent  Bradt  and  others,  for  four  sev- 
eral tracts  of  land,  lying  to  the  westward  of  Schohary: 
the  first  of  which,  called  Shannevers'  land,.is  situate  upon 


vol.  xiir.]  LAND  PAPERS.  241 

Page. 
1739.        two  branches  of  the  Susquehana  river,  where  they  meet, 
and  contains  2,000  acres;  the  second,  containing  1,000 
acres,  is  situate  on  the  eastermost  of  the  two  branches 
aforesaid,  commonly  called  Shannevers'  creek,  and  begins 
at  the  east  end  of  a  lake,  called  by  the  Indians,  Cana- 
croine  ;  the  third,  containing  1,500  acres,  is  situate  on  the 
creek  above  mentioned,  between  the  aforesaid  tracts  ;  and 
the  fourth,  containing  6,000  acres,  is  situate  on  a  branch 
of  Delaware  river,  and  begins  at  a  point  on  a  spruce  pine 
ridge,  called  by  the  Indians,  Onaanta,  and  on  the  south 
side  of  said  branch,  where  another  brook,  called  Kanaga- 
raguihro,  falls  into  the  said  branch  of  Delaware  river,  . .     56 
Oct.  24.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Philip  Livingston  and  oth- 
ers, for  five  several  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,     57 
Oct.  24.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Philip  Livingston  and  oth- 
ers, for  five  several  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,     58 
Oct.  24.    Certificate  to  Philip  Livingston,   for  five  several 
tracts  of  land,  lying  about  three  miles  below  flail  hill,  on 
the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  at  the  west  end  of 

a  ffly, 58 

Oct.  25.  Petition  of  Peter  Winney,  praying  a  patent  for 
2,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  Palatine  pur- 
chase, at  Burnet's  field, 59 

Nov.  27.  Petition  of  Lauchlin  Campbell,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  sundry  protestant  families  from  North  Britain,  for  a 

grant  of  the  vacant  lands  in  the  province, 60 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Robert  Livingston,  for  license  to 
purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land  on  the  west  side  of  Hud- 
son's river,  near  the  Catskill, 61 

Draught  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 

river,  (Catskill,  Greene  county,)   62 

1740.  April  3.  Petition  of  the  Rev.  Henry  Barclay,  for  a  license  to 
enable  him  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land  on  the  south 

side  of  the  Mohawk's  river, 63 

April  3.  Petition  of  Peter  Winne  and  James  Dillon,  for 
license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  on  the  south  side  of  the 

Mohawks  river, 64 

April  25.  Petition  of  Jacob  Mase  and  others,  for  license  to 
purchase  6,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  on  both  sides  of  the  Albany  river,  at  or  near  a 

place  called  by  the  Indians,  Sachendage,  65 

May  1.  Indian  deed  to  Peter  Winne  and  others,  of  a  tract  of 
land,  lying  and  being  at  Canajohere,  in  the  county  of 

Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohacks  river,   66 

June  2.  Indian  deed  to  Jacob  Mase  and  others,  for  a  tract 
of  land,  on  both  side  of  the  Albany  or  Hudson's  river, 
near  unto  a  place  called  Sachondage,  to  begin  where  the 
Sachondage  creek  comes  into  said  river,  and  to  run  up 
the  same  six  English  miles,  and  to  extend,  on  each  side 

thereof,  the  breadth  of  one  mile, 07 

July  26.  Petition  of  Volkert  Oothout  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  13,000  acres  of  land,  on  the  south  side  of  the 

31 


242  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiii. 

Page. 

1740.  Mohawks  river,  heretofore  purchased  by  John  Lindesay 
and  others, 6S 

Nov.  24.  Indian  deed  to  Rev.  Henry  Barclay,  of  a  tract  of 
land  on  the  south  side  of  the  Maquase  river,  adjoining  the 
land  of  John  Wemp,  and  containing  300  acres, 69 

Dec.  4.  Petition  of  Stephen  Bayard,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
others,  of  New  York,  the  proprietors  of  the  wharf  com- 
monly called  the  Dock  street  wharf,  and  200  feet  of  the 
soil  and  water  lots  fronting  the  same,  from  the  west  side 
of  Coenties  great  slip  to  the  east  side  of  Coenties  dock, 
all  in  the  dockward  of  the  said  city  of  New  York,  setting 
forth  that  they  are  extending  their  said  wharf  further  into 
the  river,  and  praying  a  patent,  making  the  said  wharf  or 
water  lots  a  lawful  key  or  wharf, 70 

Dec.  17.  Lease  for  a  year  by  Ja :  Alexander  to  Abraham  De 
Peyster,  of  all  that  lot  of  ground  adjoining  on  the  north 
east  side  of  the  house  of  the  said  Abraham  De  Peyster  in 
front  to  Queens  street  about  27  feet,  and  in  front  to  Bur- 
net's street  twenty-four  feet,  and  in  length,  from  Queen's 
to  Burnet's  street,  about  200  feet, 71 

1741.  April  2.  Return  of  a  survey  for  Martin  Van  Berghen,  of 

two  certain  tracts  of  land  near  Cattskill,  on  the  west  side 
of  Hudson's  river  :  the  first  of  which  begins  on  the  north- 
east side  of  a  brook,  called  by  the  Indians,  Kiskatamena- 
koak,  on  the  west  side  of  a  high  round  hill,  called  Wawe- 
antepakoak,  and  contains  950  acres  ;  the  other  begins  at 
the  northermost  fall  of  water  in  a  certain  brook,  called  by 
Indians,  Nepestekoak,  and  contains  570  acres, 72 

April  15.  Petition  of  Lauchlan  Campbel,  in  behalf  of  him- 
self and  forty  heads  of  families  from  North  Britain,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  30,000  acres  of  land,  near  Wood  creek,  .     73 

April  15.  Petition  of  Lauchlan  Campbell,  in  behalf  of  him- 
self and  others,  praying  a  patent  for  100,000  acres  of 
vacant  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  with 74 

April  15.  List  of  names  of  proposed  patentees, 74 

April  22.  Petition  of  Lauchlan  Campbell,  in  behalf  of  him- 
self and  several  others,  praying  a  patent  for  100,000  acres 
of  land,   75 

April  22.  List  of  names, 75 

April  28.  Report  of  the  committee  of  council,  to  whom  the 
petition  of  Lauchlan  Campbell  was  referred, 76,     77 

May  8.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Martin  Van  Berghen,  for 
1,600  acres  of  land  in  two  tracts  situate  near  the  Katts 
kill  hills  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river, 78 

April  16.  Certificate  to  Martin  Van  Berghen,  for  the  same,     78 

June  15.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Ramsen,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  for  license  to  purchase  40,000  acres  of  land 
on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river, 79 

July  28.  Return  of  a  survey  of  4,000  acres  of  land  for  Peter 
Winne  and  James  Dillon,  situate  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  beginning  near  Anthony's  nose  at  the 
corner  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Lewis  Morris  & 
Co.,  and  running  along  the  land  of  Wm.  Corry  &  Co., . .     80 


vol.  xiil]  LAND  PAPERS.  243 

Page, 
1741.  [No  date.]  Petition  of  Peter  Schuyler,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  proprietors  of  the  wharf  and  water  lots  lying  in 
the  city  of  New  York,  extend  west  side  of  Rodman's  slip 
and  the  east  side  of  Counter's  keys  slip,  setting  forth  that 
they  have  carried  their  wharf  further  into  the  river  than 
heretofore,  and  praying  a  patent  to  make  the  same  a  law- 
ful key  or  wharf, 81 

July  29.  Return  of  a  survey  of  several  tracts  of  land  at  Bur- 
net's field  for  Peter  Winne,  situate  partly  on  Canada  kill 
and  the  Mohawks  river,  together  with  all  the  islands  in 
said  river  from  the  upper  end  of  the  Great  falls  below 
Burnet's  field,  to  a  place  where  the  Canada  kill  falls  into 
the  said  river  and  in  the  Canada  kill  within  the  bounds 
of  the  said  lands,  containing  in  all  2,000  acres, 82 

Aug.  1.  Return  of  a  survey  of  13,000  acres  of  land  lying  on 
branch  of  the  Susquehana  river,  for  Volkert  Oothout  and 
others, 83 

Aug.  17.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Volkert  Oothout  and 
others,  for  1 3,000  acres  of  land, 84 

Aug.  17.  Certificate  to  Volkert  Oothout  and  others,  for  13,000 
acres  of  land  lying  on  a  branch  of  Susquehanna  rivei', ...     84 

Aug.  17.  "Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Peter  Winne,  for  2,000 
acres  of  land, 85 

Aug.  5.  Certificate  to  Peter  Winne,  for  the  same, 85 

Aug.  18.  Return  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  westward  from  the  Fall 
kill  being  part  of  a  larger  tract  called  Petries  purchase 
and  distinguished  in  a  map  thereof  as  lots  Nos.  3  and  4, 
surveyed  for  Alexander  Colhoun, 85 

Sept.  2.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Alexander  Colhoun,  for  a 
tract  of  land, 86 

Sept.  2.  Certificate  to  Alexander  Colhoun  for  the  same, 8G 

Sept.  25.  Petition  of  Peter  Winne  and  James  Dillon,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  land  lying  at  Connajoharie 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 87 

Sept.  25.  Petition  of  Rev.  Henry  Barclay,  praying  a  patent 
for  300  acres  of  land  situate  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mo- 
hawks river  to  the  westward  of  the  land  of  John  Wemp,     88 

Sept.  30.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Peter  Wimie  and  James 
Dillon,  for  4,000  acres  of  land, 89 

Sept.  30.  Certificate  to  Peter  Winne  and  James  Dillon,  for 
4,000  acres  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mo- 
hawks river  adjoining  the  land  of  Lewis  Morris  &  Co.,. .      89 

Oct.  1.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Lindesay,  for  2,000 
acres  of  land, 00 

Oct.  1.  Certificate  to  John  Lindesay,  for  2,000  acres  of  land 
lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river  westward 
of  the  Fall  hill,  the  same  being  part  of  the  purchase  of 
Henderson  &  Livingston, 90 

Jan.  10.  Indian  deed  to ,  of  a  tract  of  land  situate  on 

the  bank  of  Oswego  lake,  six  miles  eastward  of  Tieronde- 
quat, 91 

Oct.  1.  Return  of  a  survey  of  2,000  acres  of  land  for  John 


244  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiii. 

Page. 
1741.        Lindesay,  situate  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river 

westward  of  the  Fall  hill, 92 

Oct.  6.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  for 
Jacob  Mase  &  Co.,  situate  on  both  sides  of  a  large  branch 
of  Albany  or  Hudson's  river,  at  or  near  a  place  called 
Sachendaga,  and  containing  6,000  acres, 93 

Oct.  6.  Petition  of  Lendert  Gansevoort  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  28,000  acres  of  land  on  the  north  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river  over  against  Fort  Hunter, 94 

Oct.  6.  Petition  of  John  Schuyler,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
tract  of  land  lying  about  17  miles  above  the  city  of  Al- 
bany, known  by  the  name  of  Mase  Island,  containing 
about  1 1  acres,  (2  copies,) 95,  96 

Oct.  6.  Petition  of  Gerardus  and  John  Groesbeck,  for  license 
to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river  at  or  near  a  place  called  Wallumschaak 97 

Oct.  10.  Return  of  a  survey  of  300  acres  of  land,  for  Rev. 
Henry  Barclay,  situate  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river  near  Fort  Hunter,  adjoining  the  land  of  John 
Wemp, 98 

Oct.  11.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Schuyler,  confirming 
unto  him  a  certain  island  in  Hudson's  river,  commonly 
called  Mase  Island,  containing  about  11  acres,  situate 
about  1 7  miles  above  Albany, 99 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Jacob  Mase  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  6,000  acres  of  land  on  the  north  and  south 
sides  of  Albany  river,  at  or  near  a  place  called  by  the 
Indians  Sachendaga, 100 

Oct.  13.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Jacob  Mase  and  others, 
for  a  tract  of  land, 101 

Oct.  13.  Certificate  to  Jacob  Mase  and  others,  for  6,000 
acres  of  land  on  both  sides  of  Albany  river,  at  or  near  a 
place  called  Sachendaga, 101 

Oct.  13.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  John 
Groesbeck  &  Co.,  situate  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river  and  on  the  bank  of  a  lake  from  whence  a  large 
branch  of  Susquehanna  river  issues,  and  containing  17,200 
acres, 102 

Oct.  19.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  the  Rev.  Henry  Barclay, 
for  a  tract  of  land  containing  about  300  acres, 103 

Oct.  19.  Certificate  to  Henry  Barclay,  for  300  acres  of  land 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  near  Fort  Huntei', 
and  adjoining  to  the  land  formerly  granted  to  John  Wemp,  103 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Lendert  Gansevoort  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  28,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  situate 
on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  over  against  Fort 
Hunter,  beginning  at  the  northwest  corner  of  the  land 
heretofore  granted  to  Hendrick  Wansins,  and  including 
the  place  called  Ogsaquindge, 104 

Nov.  2.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Groesbeck  and  others, 
for  17,200  acres  of  land, 105 

Nov.  2.  Certificate  to  John  Groesbeck  and  others,  for  17,200 
acres  of  land,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 


vol.  xiii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  245 

Page. 
1 741.        river  and  on  the  bank  of  a  lake  from  which  a  large  branch 

of  Susquehanna  river  issues, 105 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Altjc  Colden  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  5,000  acres  of  land  situate  contiguous  to  a  patent 
lately  granted  to  Jacob  Mase  and  others,  and  compre- 
hended in  a  purchase  by  them  made  of  the  native  Indian 
proprietors, 106 

Nov.  7.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  Lendert 
Gansevoort  and  others,  situate  between  the  Mohawks 
river  and  another  large  branch  of  Hudson's  river  running 
to  the  northward  of  the  Mohawks,  and  contains  28,000 
acres,  107 

Nov.  20.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Lendert  Gansevoort  and 
others,  for  28,000  acres  of  land, 108 

Nov.  20.  Certificate  to  Lendert  Gansevoort  and  others,  for 
the  same, 108 

Nov.  26.  Petition  of  Stephen  Bayard  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  16,000  acres  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side 
of  the  manor  of  Renslaerwick  and  on  the  east  side  of  Hud- 
son's river, 109 

Dec.  7.  Petition  of  Philip  Livingston,  junior,  and  others,  for 
license  to  purchase  16,000  acres  of  land  lying  on  both  sides 
of  a  branch  of  Hudson's  river,  above  Sarachtoga, 110 

Indian  deed  to  Stephen  Bayard  and  others,  of  a  tract  of  land 
beginning  by  a  certain  fall  upon  Kinderhook  river,  and 
going  up  upon  the  said  river,  which  said  fall  is  called  by 
the  Indians  Kasesjewack,  taking  in  all  the  lands  on  both 
sides  of  said  river  2  miles  on  each  side  to  a  certain  place 
called  by  the  natives  Mogonghkamigh,  then  up  the  south- 
east branch  of  the  said  river  to  a  place  called  by  the 
natives  Mohauack,  and  from  thence  with  a  straight  line  to 
the  foot  of  a  hill  called  by  the  natives  Wapeem  watsjoe, 
and  in  Dutch  de  Karstenge  Bergh,  always  keeping  the 
breadth  of  two  English  miles  in  each  side  of  the  kill  till 
you  come  by  the  foot  of  the  said  hill,  the  whole  breadth 
of  the  said  tract  is  four  English  miles, Ill 

Dec.  25.  Petition  of  Edward  Collins  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  5,000  acres  lying  contiguous  to  a  patent  lately 
granted  to  Jacob  Mase  and  others,  known  by  the  name  of 
North  Hampton, 112 

Petition  of  Nicholas  Vechte,  the  owner  of  a  tract  of  land  at 
Bompies  Hook,  in  the  township  of  Brookland,  in  Kings 
county,  fronting  the  East  bay  or  river,  and  particularly 
of  and  in  part  of  a  certain  beach, 113 

Dec.  3.  License  to  Phillip  Livingston,  junior,  &  Co.,  to  pur- 
chase 16,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  on 
both   sides  of  a  branch   of  the  Hudson's   river,   above 

Sarachtoga, 114 

1742.  March  10.  Petition  of  Richard  Bradley,  for  a  grant  of  200 
acres  of  a  parcel  of  land  in  Orange  county,  near  Stony 
point,  adjoining  the  northwest  line  of  a  tract  of  the  peti- 
tioner's land  there,  and  also  250  acres  of  a  parcel  of  land 
in  the  same  county,  which  lies  at  the  foot  of  a  mountain 


246  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  mi. 

■    ■-  Page. 

1742.  called  or  known  by  the  name  of  Bear  hill,  to  the  south- 
ward and  eastward  thereof;  and  near  to  other  of  the  peti- 
tioner's land, 115 

April  7.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Ramsen,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  for  license  to  purchase  10,000  acres  of  land  on 
the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  and  on  the  south  side  of 
the  land  of  Jeremiah  Van  Renselaer, 116 

April  12.  Petition  of  Joseph  Sacket,  junr.,  of  New  York, 
who  is  seized  in  fee  of  and  in  a  small  piece  of  land  at  a  place 
called  New  Windsor,  in  Ulster  county,  lying  on  the  west 
side  of  Hudson's  river  and  contiguous  thereto,  between 
the  land  of  John  Alsop  on  the  north  and  of  Thomas 
Ellison  on  the  south,  praying  a  grant  of  the  sole  liberty 
of  having  a  ferry  at  any  convenient  place  within  the  dis- 
tance of  five  miles  on  each  side  of  his  said  land,  with  the 
privilege  of  landing  on  the  opposite  shore, 117 

April  18.  Surrender  by  Daniel  Ketelhuyn,  in  favor  of  John 
De  Peyster,  of  all  claim  to  a  tract  of  land,  on  east  side  oi 
Hudson's  river, 118 

June  24.  Petition  of  James  Alexander  and  John  Moore,  con- 
cerning the  quit  rents  paid  and  to  be  paid  upon  their 
lands,  on  the  Paltz  river,  which  have  been  found  by 
survey  to  contain  but  1,940  acres,  instead  of  2,000,  as  was 
heretofore  supposed, 119 

April  19.  Draught  of  1,940  acres  of  land,  on  the  east  side  of 
Paltz  river,  granted  to  James  Alexander,  April  9,  1719, 
(Montgomery,  Orange  county,) 119 

April  30.  Petition  of  Adoniah  Schuyler  and  Samuel  Bayard, 
Jr.,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  for  license  to  pur- 
chase 30,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  east 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  between  the  east  line  of  the  manor 
of  Renselaerwick,  and  the  boundaries  of  Westenhook, .  . .    120 

July  2.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  being 
part  of  the  tract  purchased  by  Jacob  Mase  &  Co.,  begin- 
ning at  the  most  easterly  corner  of  the  land  lately  granted 
to  the  said  Jacob  Mase  &  Co.,  and  containing  1,250  acres, 
surveyed  by  Edward  Collins, 121 

July  2.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  for  Arent 
Stephens,  adjoining  the  preceding,  and  within  the  pur- 
chase of  Jacob  Mase  &  Co.,  containing  1,200  acres, 121 

July  2.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  for  Cornelia 
Schuyler,  widow  of  John  Schuyler,  Junr.,  deceased,  con- 
taining 1,300  acres,  situate  within  the  purchase  of  Jacob 
Mase  &  Co.,  and  adjoining  to  a  tract  granted  to  Jacob 
Mase  &  Co., 121 

July  2.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land,  containing 
1,250  acres,  for  Henry  Holland,  situate  within  the  pur- 
chase of  Jacob  Mase  &  Co.,  and  adjoining  the  preceding 
tract, ^   121 

Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Edward  Collins  and  others,  for 
5,000  acres  of  land, 122 

July  14.  Petition  of  Stephen  Bayard,  in  behalf  of  himself 


vol.  xiii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  247 

Page. 

1742.  and  others,  praying  a  patent  for  12,000  acres  of  a  tract  of 
land,  lying  to  the  northeast  of  Kinderhook, 123 

July  14.  Petition  of  Jeronimus  Greslaer,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  for  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land,  lying 
near  unto  a  hill,  known  and  called  by  the  Indians  Onenta- 
dego,  and  to  another  hill,  known  and  called  by  the 
Indians  Janaentadego, 124 

August  26.  Petition  of  Richard  Bradley,  for  a  grant  of  500 
acres,  of  the  vacant  lands,  near  Bear  hill  and  Stoney 
point,  in  the  county  of  Orange, 125 

August  30.  Indian  deed  to  Bartholomew  Vroman  and  others, 
of  a  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  beginning  by 
a  certain  creek,  known  and  called  by  the  Indians  Iutrach- 
cogte,  where  the  said  creek  comes  into  another  which 
runs  westerly,  and  from  thence  up  and  along  the  said 
creeck,  until  it  comes  to  certain  hill,  known  and  called  by 
the  Indians  Janoentago,  and  from  thence  along  the  said 
hill,  and  from  thence  to  the  aforesaid  creek,  where  it  first 
begun, 126 

Sept.  1.  Petition  of  John  Alsop  and  Eupham  Alsop,  praying 
a  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  the  vfcant  lands,  in  the  counties 
of  Orange  and  Ulster,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent,  127 

Sept.  5.  Indian  deed  to  Philip  Livingston,  Junior,  and 
others,  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on  a  branch  of  Hudson's 
river,  above  Saraghtoge,  embracing  the  quantity  of  32,000 
acres, 128 

Oct.  2.  Petition  of  William  Bauch  and  Jacob  Frederick 
Lawyer,  for  license  to  purchase  4,000  acres  of  a  tract  of 
land,  lying  near  unto  Schoharie,  and  contiguous  to  certain 
lands  now  in  their  possession, 129 

Oct.  2.  Petition  of  Johannes  Lawyer  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  9,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  southwest 
of  Schoharie, 130 

Oct.  13.  Petition  of  Bartholomew  Vrooman  and  others, 
praying  a  patent  for  800  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  beginning  by  a  certain  creek, 
known  and  called  by  the  Indians  Jutrachcogte, 131 

Oct.  29.  Petition  of  Solomon  Finch,  praying  a  patent  for  300 
acres  of  land,  lying  in  two  parcels,  within  the  bounds  of 
Evans'  vacated  patent, 132 

Nov.  23.  Return  of  a  survey  of  4,000  acres  of  land,  for  John 
and  Eupham  Alsop,  situate  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated  patent,  on  the  south 
side  of  a  certain  brook,  in  the  Highlands,  falling  into 
Hudson's  river,  opposite  Anthony's  nose,  called  Poplop's 
kill,  and  adjoining  the  west  bounds  of  the  lands  of  Samuel 
Staats, 133 

1743.  Jan.  6.  Indian  deed  to  Casparis  Bronck,  of  a  tract  of  land, 

called  by  the  name  of  Stighcook,  on  the  west  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  in  the  county  of  Albany ;  and  also  another 
tract  lying  between  the  said  Hudson's  river  and  Stigh 
cook,  the   first   containing   2,560   acres,   the   other   100 
acres, 134 


248  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiii. 

Page. 
1743.  April  12.  Return   of  a  survey   of  300   acres   of  land,   for 
Richard  Nicholls,  situate  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  and 
being  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 135 

April  22.  Return  of  a  survey  of  400  acres  of  land  for  Richard 
Nicholls,  situate  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of 
Evans'  vacated  patent,  beginning  at  the  corner  of  the 
corner  of  the  lands  on  the  Paltz  River,  adjoining  to  the 
lands  of  the  New  Paltz,  formerly  granted  to  Lewis  Du 
Bois,  (New  Paltz,  Ulster  Co.,) 136 

April  29.  Petition  of  Casparus  Brunck,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  praying  a  patent  for  two  certain  tracts  of  land 
lying  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  one  of  which  is 
called  Stighcook  and  contains  2,560  acres,  and  the  other 
lies  between  Stighcook  and  the  river,  and  contains  100 
acres,  137 

April  29.  Petition  of  Richard  Bradley  and  his  daughters 
Anne  and  Catherine,  praying  a  patent  for  4,800  acres  of 
vacant  land  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  at  the 
Cater's  kill,  (Catskill,  Greene  Co.?) 138 

April  29.  Petition  of  Moses  Northrop,  Abigail,  his  wife,  and 
Moses  Northrup,  junr.,  for  license  to  purchase  vacant 
lands  in  the  county  of  Dutchess,  where  there  dwelling 
house  stands, 139 

April  29.  Petition  of  Moses  Northrup  and  others,  for  the 
same, 140 

May  12.  Return  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  for  Cas- 
parus Brunk  and  others,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Hud- 
son's river  and  to  the  westward  of  Coghsacky,  one  of 
which  is  called  Stighcook,  and  contains  2,430  acres,  the 
other  is  on  the  north  side  of  a  brook  called  the  Stoney  kill 
and  the  west  side  of  the  old  Catts  kill  foot  path,  and  con- 
tains 100  acres, 142 

May  13.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Casparus  Brunck  and  other, 
for  the  tracts  last  above  described, 143 

May  13.  Certificate  to  Casparus  Brunck  and  others,  for  the 
same, 143 

May  13.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Richard  Nicholls,  for  700 
acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  with 144 

May  13.  Certificate  to  Richard  Nicholls,  for  700  acres  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated 
patent,  and  lying  next  to  the  lands  of  Lewis  Dubois,  on 
the  Paltz  river, 144 

May  24.  Petition  of  John  De  Peyster,  praying  a  warrant  of 
survey  for  1,200  acres  of  land, 145 

May  25.  Petition  of  Richard  Bradley,  for  800  acres  of  land 
including  Bear  hill,  and  part  of  Puplope's  kill,  part  of 
which  has  been  petitioned  for  by  John  Alsop, 146 

May  27.  Petition  of  John  Little,  in  relation  to  the  taxes  on 
a  certain  tract  of  land  in  Ulster  county,  which  are  claimed 
by  the  county  of  Orange, 147 

June  16.  Petition  of  Stephen  Bayard,  of  the  city  of  New 
Yox-k,  praying  a  patent  for  1,800  acres  of  land  on  the  east 


vol.  xiii.]  LAND  PAPERS.  249 

Pago. 
1748.        side  of  Hudson's  river,  above  Seraghtoga,  adjoining  to 

the  lands  lately  granted  to  John  Schuyler,  junr.,  &  Co.,. .    148 

June  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Stephen  Bayard,  for  1,300 
acres  of  land  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river, 148 

June  23.  Certificate  to  Stephen  Bayard,  for  the  same, 149 

Petition  of  Abraham  Lansing,  junr.,  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  12,000  acres  of  land  lying  above  Connajoharie 
on  the  Mohocks  river, 150 

June  21.  Return  of  a  survey  of  800  acres  for  Bartholemew 
Vrooman  and  others,  situate  about  24  miles  west  from 
Schohary,  and  on  the  south  side  of  a  brook  there  called 
by  the  Indians  Tagquetainigo, 151 

June  21.  Return  of  a  survey  of  1,300  acres  of  land  for 
Stephen  Bayard  situate  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
above  Seraghtoga, 151 

June  21.  Petition  of  John  Ruthford,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  five  others,  therein  concerned,  for  a  license  to  purchase 
16,000  acres  of  land  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  near  certain  lands  granted  to  Jacob  Glen  and  others,  152 

June  29.  Return  of  a  survey  for  Stephen  Bayard  and  others, 
of  4,380  acres  of  land  lying  to  the  northeast  of  Kinder- 
hook,  about  15  miles  from  Hudson's  river,  upon  Kinder- 
hook  river  and  some  branches  thereof,  part  of  which  tract 
is  known  by  the  Indian  name  of  Mawighanunk, 153 

July  1.  Return  of  a  survey  of  106  acres  of  land  for  Richard 
Bradley,  lying  upon  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  near 
Stony  Point, 154 

July  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Bartholomew  Vrooman 
and  others,  for  800  acres^of  land, 155 

July  12.  Certificate  to  Bartholomew  Vrooman  and  others, 
for  800  acres  of  land,  lying  about  24  miles  west  of  Scho- 
hary,      155 

July  29.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Stephen  Bayard  and  others, 
for  4,380  acres  of  land, 

July  30.  Certificate  to  Stephen  Bayard  and  others,  for  4,380 
acres  of  land  lying  to  the  northeast  of  Kinderhook,  about 
15  miles  from  Hudson's  river,  upon  Kinderhook  river,  and 
some  branches  thereof,  part  of  which  tract  is  called  Ma- 
wighanunk, (Columbia  Co.,) 156 

July  29.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Orange,  within  the  bounds  of  Evans'  vacated 
patent,  beginning  on  the  north  side  of  a  brook  in  the 
Highlands  called  Poplop's  kill,  which  falls  into  Hudson's 
river  ojmosite  Anthony's  nose,  and  containing  800  acres, 
surveyed  for  Richard  Bradley,  (Monroe,  Orange  Co.,) . . .    157 

Sept.  2.  Return  of  a  survey  of  1,275  acres  of  land  on  the 
east  side  of  Hudson's  river  nigh  Schachtekok,  by  the  lands 
of  Johannes  Becker,  (part  of  paper  is  lost,) 158 

Sept.  — .  Indian  deed  to  Phillip  Livingston,  junr.,  and  others, 
of  all  that  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  or 
about  Hudson's  river  above  Saraghtoge,  bounded  west- 
erly by  the  lands  of  John  R.  Bleecker  and  others, 159 

Nov.   2.  License  to  William   Bauch   and  Jacob   Frederick 
32 


250  LAND  PAPERS.  ,  [vol.  xiii. 

Page. 

1743.  Lawyer,  to  purchase  4,000  acres  of  land  near  Schoharie 
and  contiguous  to  certain  lands  in  the  possesion  of  the 
said  Bauch  and  Sawyer, 160 

Nov.  2.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  De  Peyster,  for  1,275 
acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 161 

Nov.  2.  Certificate  to  John  De  Peyster,  for  a  tract  of  land 
on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river  nigh  Schachtekok,  con- 
taining 1,275  acres, 161 

1744.  May  11.  Petition  of  John  Baptist  Van  Renselaer  and  others, 

for  license  to  purchase  16,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the 
county  of  Albany, 162 

May  11.  Petition  of  Phillip  Livingston,  junr.,  and  Henry 
Holland,  praying  a  patent  for  4,000  acres  lying  on  a  branch 
of  Hudson's  river  above  Saratoga, 163 

May  18.  Petition  of  Stephen  Bayard  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  28,000  acres  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river, 164 

Indian  deed  to  Jacob  Frederick  Lawyer  and  others,  of  a 
tract  of  land  lying  on  the  southwest  part  of  Schoharre  in 
the  county  of  Albany, 165,  166 

Oct.  15.  Petition  of  John  Becker,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
Johannes  Eckerson,  for  license  to  purchase  4,000  acres  of 
land  lying  upon  the  branch  of  a  creek  called  Schoharie 
and  lying  to  the  southeast  of  Schoharie, 167 

Petition  of  Richard  Nichols  in  behalf  of  himself  and  others, 
for  license  to  purchase  8,000  acres  of  land  on  the  west 
side  of  Hudson's  river  and  near  unto  Catskill, 168 


1 


VOLUME  XIV. 


1744-1752 


1744.  Jan.  11.  Petition  of  Philip  Verplanck,  for  a  grant  of  1,000 
acres  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  to  the 
southward  of  that  part  of  the  manor  of  Cortlandt  which 
lies  in  that  county, •  • 

Jan.  14.  Petition  of  Philip  Verplanck,  praying  a  patent  tor 
a  quantity  of  the  soil  of  Hudson's  river  fronting  his  lands 
on  both  sides  of  said  river  in  the  counties  of  Orange  and 
Westchester,  in  order  to  establish  a  ferry, 2 

Jan.  14.  Petition  of  Phillip  Verplanck,  for  the  same,  with. .        3 

Jan.  14.  Minute  of  Council,  ordering  that  a  copy  be  served 
on  James  Lambwith  of  Haverstraw,  who  has  entered  a 
caveat  against  the  granting  of  the  same,  and 3 

March  18.  Affidavit  of  Phillip  Verplank,  attesting  the  ser- 
vice of  a  copy  of  his  petition  on  James  Lambwith, 3 

1745.  March  29.  Petition  of  Thomas  Lamb,  for  a  grant  of  Magda- 
len Island  and  Shipsteen  Island,  ten  miles  above  Esopus 

landing,   '-,'•'  \'  '+> 

March  29.  Petition  of  Henry  Lane  and  Hendrick  Lemsen, 
for  leave  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  on  west  side  of  Hud- 
son's river, • 

March  24.  Petition  of  Joseph  Sackett,  for  2,000  acres  of 

land  near  Shannemock  hill, 6 

April  8.  License  to  Henry  Lane  and  Hendrick  Remseii,  to 

purchase  lands  from  the  Indians, 7 

July  _.  Return  of  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land  in  the  High- 
lands, for  Philip  Verplanck, •        8 

Sept.  1.  Indian  deed  to  Hendrick  Renisen,  for  a  tract  ot 

land  on  both  sides  of  the  Kattskill, «.'•••;       9 

1738.  Dec.  15.  Deed  from  William  Jamison  and  wife  to  Richard 
Nicholls,  for  23d  part  of  a  tract  of  land  in  Orange  and 
Ulster  Co's ;  also  half  a  lot  in  Broad  street,  New  York,       9 
1746.  April  16.  Release  from  Richard  Nikols  to  William  Jamison 

of  the  aforesaid, •  • 

May  10.  Return  of  John  Lefever  and  Noah  Eltinge,  for  two 
tracts  of  land  adjoining  New  Paltz, 10 


252  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiv. 

Pago. 

1746.  Nov.  3.  Petition   of  John  Moore,  for    a  grant  of  land   in 

Orange  county, 11 

1747.  Jan.   5.  Return   of  survey  of  280  acres   of  land   for   Col. 

Moore  in  Evans'  patent, 12 

March    17.    Warrant   to  prepare  letters   patent,  for   John 

Moore,  for  above  land, 13 

March  17.  Certificate  of  the  committee  of  the  council,  in 

favor  of  the  above  petition  of  Mr.  Moore, 13 

May  15.  Petition  of  Otto  Van  Tyle  and  others,  against 
granting  Jacob  de  Hart  a  patent,  for  a  ferry  between 
their  land  and  the  river,  and  the  land  between  high  and 
low  water  mark,  (Staten  Island,)  with  caveat, 14 

1748.  Nov.  2.  Petition  of  Solomon  Comes,  for  a  ferry  between 

Staten  Island  and  New  York,  &c, 15 

1747.  Nov.  24.  Petition  that  his  ferry  between  Staten  Island  and 

New  York,  may  be  declared  a  public  ferry, 16 

Nov.  27.  Petition  of  William  Salisbury  &  Co.,  for  land  at 

Cats  kill, 17 

Nov.  28.  Petition  of  Henry  Lane  and  Hendrick  Remsen,  for 
leave  to  purchase  land  of  the  Indians,  near  Jeremiah  Van 
Renselaer's  land,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  and 
in  Co.  of  Albany, 18 

1748.  March  9.  Petition  of  Noah  Elting  and  Nathaniel  Lefever, 

for  a  patent  for  land  near  New  Paltz, 19 

March  28.  License  to  Henry  Lane  and  Hendrick  Remsen,  to 

purchase  land  from  the  Indians, 20 

April  27.  Return  of  survey,  of  Elting  and  Lefever's  land, 

near  New  Paltz, , 21 

May  9.  Warrant  to  prepare  a  patent  for  said  land, 22 

Sept.  30.  Caveat  entered,  by  Otto  Van  Tyle,  against   the 

grant  of  a  ferry,  in  front  of  his  land,  on  Staten  Island,. . .  23 
Oct.  8.  Petition  of  Thomas  Smith,  for  2,000  acres  of  land,  in 

Orange  county, 24 

Oct.  26.  Petition  of  John  Dickinson,  of  Queens  county,  for 

land  in  Nassau  Island, 25 

Dec.  5.  Indian  deed  to  Henry  Remsen,  for  land  south  of 

Jeremiah  Van  Renselaer,  in  Albany  county, 26 

Dec.  9.  Indian  deed  to  Abraham  and  William  Salisbury,  for 

land  north  of  Katskill, 27 

Dec.    22.    Petition   of  five   of  attorney   general   Bradley's 

children,  for  6,000  acres  of  land,  in  Evans'  patent, 28 

1749.  Jan.  12.  Petition  of  inhabitants  of  Staten  Island,   against 

granting  the  prayer  of  the  petition  of  Solomon  Coomes, 
so  as  to  exclude  them  from  the  benefit  of  ferrying  from 
their  own  lands, 29 

Jan.  18.  Petition  of  Zacharia  Hoffman  and  Abraham  Smed- 
dies,  for  4,000  acres  of  land,  in  Ulster  Co., 30 

Jan.  18.  Petition  of  Henry  Lane  and  Hendrick  Remsen,  to 
purchase  4,000  acres  of  land,  south  of  the  manor  of  Rense- 
laerswyck, 31 

Feb.  9.  Return  of  survey  for  Henry  Lane  and  Hendrick 
Remsen,  for  2,300  acres  of  land,  at  Katskill, 32 


vol.  xiv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  253 

Page. 
1749.  Feb.  7.  Petition  of  David  Rees,  for  1,800  acres  of  land,  in 

Orange  county, 33 

Feb.  27.  Return  of  survey  for  2  tracts  of  land,  near  Katskill, 
for  Salisbury's  and  Bronck, 34 

March  14.  Petition  of  Henricus  Dubois  and  Cornelius  Shoen- 
maker,  jr.,  for  land  in  Ulster  Co., 35 

March  16.  Petition  of  Thomas  Lane  and  Joris  Remsen,  for 
leave  to  purchase  land  of  the  Indians, 36 

March  22.  Warrant  to  prepare  patent  for  Henry  Lane  and 
Hendrick   Remsen, 37 

March  22.  Certificate  of  a  committee  of  the  council,  in  favor 
of  the  above  grant, 37 

March  28.  Petition  of  David  Seaman  and  others,  for  a  tract 
of  land  west  of  Hempstead,  L.  I., 38 

April  11.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Abraham  Salisbury  and 
others,  for  4,000  acres  of  land,  with 39 

April  11.  Certificate  to  Abraham  Salisbury  and  others,  for 
all  those  two  certain  tracts  of  land,  situate  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  near  the 
Katts  kill,  one  of  said  tracts  lying  on  that  kill,  and  the 
other  on  Poeteek's  creek,  containing  in  all  4,000  acres  of 
land, 39 

April  12.  Letter  of  G.  Banyar  to  David  Seaman,  respecting 
the  petition  of  the  latter,  and  the  public  notice  required 
to  be  given  to  the  inhabitants  of  Oysterbay  and  Hemp- 
stead, of  the  prayer  thereof,  before  the  council  will  act 
upon  the  same, 40 

April  29.  Advertisement  of  the  intentions  of  David  Sea- 
man &  Co.,  to  petition  the  council  for  lands,  in  Queens 
county,   and 41 

May  8.  Affidavits  of  William  Butler,  certifying  the  publica- 
tion of  the  same, 41 

June  21.  Return  of  survey,  for  Sarah,  Catharine,  George,  Eli- 
zabeth and  Mary  Bradley,  some  of  the  daughters  and  the 
younger  son  of  Richard  Bradley,  of  four  certain  tracts  of 
land,  situate  in  the  Highlands,  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
being  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent,  and  containing  to- 
gether 6,000  acres  of  land,  (Cornwall  and  Monroe,  Orange 
Co.,  and  Haverstraw,  Rockland  Co.,) 42 

Return  of  a  survey,  for  Hendricus  Dubois  and  Cornelius 
Schoonmaker,  Junr.,  of  five  certain  tracts  of  land,  situate 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated 
patent,  the  first  of  which  joins  the  southerly  bounds  of 
New  Palts,  and  lies  on  the  west  side  of  Palts  river,  con- 
taining 50  acres  ;  the  second  lies  along  the  foot  of  the 
high  hills  or  Shawongunk  mountains,  and  joins  upon  the 
lauds  of  Rutsen  &  Bruyn,  John  Macklain,  Zacharias  Hoff- 
man and  Stephen  Dublois,  and  contains  630  acres, 43 

August  8.  Petition  of  Cornelius  Ten  Broeck,  praying  a 
patent  for  so  much  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  upon  both 
side  of  the  Katers  creek,  as  shall  be  found  vacant,  not 
exceeding  800  acres, 44 

August  8.  Petition  of  Jane  Colden  and  Ellis*  Colden,  dauarh- 


254  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiv. 


1749.  ters  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  surveyor  general,  praying  a 
patent  for  4,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  in  Evans'  vacated 
patent,  to  the  northwestward  of  the  land  granted  to 
James  Stringham, 45 

Sept.  27.  Caveat  entered  by  Nathaniel  Hazard,  Jr.,  against 
the  granting  of  a  patent,  for  a  parcel  of  land  in  Orange 
county,  in  Schonmack  clove,  lying  and  joining  on  the  west 
side  of  lands  granted  to  Nathaniel  Hazard,  Junr., 46 

Return  of  a  survey  of  two  tracts  of  land,  for  Jane  Colden 
and  Alice  Colden,  Junr.,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated 
patent,  the  first  begins  wThere  the  southerly  line  of  Evans' 
patent  crosses  the  Wall  kill  or  Paltz  river,  and  contains 
1 ,000  acres  of  land ;  the  other  lies  on  the  southeast  side  of 
Sh.iwongunk  kill,  and  contains  3,000  acres, 46 

Oct.  8.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  tract  of  land  for  Cornelius 
Tenbroeck,  situate  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  east  and  Avest  sides  of  the 
Katers  kill,  beginning  where  the  Bever  kill  runs  into  said 
Caters  kill,  and  down  the  stream  of  said  kill,  to  a  place 
called  Quatawicknock, 47 

Oct.  14.  Certificate  to  Jane  and  Alice  Colden,  two  of  the 
daughters  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  surveyor  general,  for 
two  certain  tracts  of  land,  situate  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
being  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 48 

Oct.  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Jane  and  Alice  Colden,  for 
two  certain  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being 
part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, » 49 

Oct.  24.  Petition  of  George  Murray  and  Jacobus  Bruyn, 
praying  a  patent,  4,000  acres  of  the  vacant  land  in  Evans' 
vacated  patent, 50 

Oct.  26.  Petition  of  Peter  Van  Brugh  Livingston  and  John 
Provoost,  praying  a  patent  for  3,000  acres,  out  of  the 
unappropriated  land  in  Evans'  vacated  patent,  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  northwestward  of  the  lands  granted  to 
Thomas  Noxon  and  James  Stringham, 51 

Nov.  15.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  situ- 
ate in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the  Evans  vaca- 
ted patent,  beginning  on  the  southwest  bounds  of  said 
patent,  called  the  northwest  line,  and  containing  3,000 
acres,  laid  out  for  Peter  Van  Brugh  Livingston  and  John 
Provoost, 52 

Dec.  1.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  in 
Queens  county,  beginning  in  the  east  bounds  of  Hamp- 
stead  patent,  at  Thomas  Powell's  plain  land,  and  contain- 
ing 720  acres ;  also  a  tract  of  salt  meadow,  lying  in  the 
county  aforesaid,  being   the  easterly  part  of  Seaman's 

Island,  and  containing  80  acres, 53 

1748.  Dec.  21.  Petition  of  Henry  Lane  and  Hendrick  Renson, 
praying  a  patent  for  two  tracts  of  land:  the  first  of  which 
lies  to  the  southward  of  the  lands  of  Jeremiah  Van  Ren- 
selaer,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  and  near  to  the 
lands  of  Johannis  Hallinbeck,  and  begins  on  the  north 
side  of  Katts  kill,  containing  about  590  acres ;  and  the 


vol.  xiv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  255 

Page. 

1748.  other  of  said  tracts  is  situate  near  the  land  of  said  Hal- 
lenbeck,  and  begins  on  the  south  side  of  the  Catts  kill, 
containing  abont  1,500  acres,  and  likewise  about  200  acres 
of  vacant  land,  which  lie  contiguous  to  the  last  mentioned 
tract,    •     5  4 

1749.  Dec.  22.  Caveat  entered  by  Micajah  Townsend,  in  behalf  ol 

himself  and  the  township  of  Oysterbay,  in  Queens  county, 
against  the  granting  of  a  patent  to  any  person  or  persons 
for  any  lands  or  meadow  land  between  the  said  township 

and  Hempstead,  until  a  hearing  takes  place, 55 

Dec.  28.  Petition  of  Douw  Funda  and  Johannis  II.  Vroo- 
man,  praying  a  patent  for  300  acres  of  vacant  land  in  the 
Mohawks  country,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  between  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  John  Collins, 
deceased,  and  the  lands  granted  to  Abraham  Governeur, 
deceased, » 5*> 

1750.  March  14.  Return  of  a  survey  of  six  certain  tracts  of  land, 

in  the  county  of  Orange,  near  Schunamock,  for  Thomas 
Smith,  containing,  in  all,  2,000  acres, 57 

March  15.  Petition  of  Thomas  Ellison  and  Lawrence  Roome, 
praying  a  grant  of  4,000  acres  of  the  unappropriated  land 
in  Evans'  vacated  patent, 58 

March  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Cornelius  Ten  Broeck, 
for  800  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  with 59 

1749.  Nov.  29.  Certificate  to  Cornelius  Ten  Broeck,  for  all  that 

certain  tract  of  land  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
on  both  sides  of  the  Caters  kill,  extending  down  the  same 
to  a  place  called  Quatauriknock,  and  containing  800  acres,     59 

1750.  March  28.  Petition  of  George  Harrison,  of  the  city  of  New 

York,  for  a  grant  of  the  unappropriated  lands  of  Evans 
vacated  patent,  lying  near  the  New  Paltz,  not  to  exceed 
2,000  acres, 60 

March  30.  Petition  of  Thomas  Lane  and  Joris  Remsen,  son 
of  Hendrick  Remsen,  for  license  to  purchase  4,000  acres 
of  land,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  to  the  south- 
ward of  the  manor  of  Ranselaerwick, 61 

April  4.  Petition  of  Anthony  Tancret  and  Samuel  Rogers, 
praying  a  patent  for  two  tracts  of  land :  one  lying  in 
Dutchess  county,  between  the  nine  partners  and  the 
colony  line,  bounded  southerly  by  the  Ten  Mile  river, 
westerly  by  the  nine  partners,  northerly  by  lands  in  the 
possession  of  one  Thomas  Golden,  and  easterly  by  the 
colony  line,  containing  about  2,500  acres  ;  the  other  lying 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  and  is  bounded  northerly  by 
Tachanick  mountain,  easterly  by  the  colony  line,  southerly 
by  the  oar  beds,  and  westerly  by  the  single  teer  of  lots, 
containing  about  400  acres  ;  the  said  tracts  being  part  of 
the  lands  called  or  known  by  the  name  of  the  cast  or 
hove-out  lands,  62 

April  11.  Petition  of  Hugh  Wentworth,  of  Flushing,  in 
Queens  county,  praying  a  patent  for  1,000  acres  of  the 
vacant  lands  lying  near  the  New  Paltz,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 63 


256  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiv. 

Page. 
1750.  April  12.  Petition  of  Jacob  Roseboom  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  a  tract  of  land  containing  about  8,000  acres, 
and  bounded  on  the  north  by  three  patents,  one  granted 
to  Barent  P.  Coeman,  one  to  Matys  Hoogtaling,  and  the 
other  to  Casparus  Bronck ;  on  the  east  by  the  patent  of 
the  great  flatts  or  Lonenburgh,  on  the  south  by  Salisbury 
and  Van  Bergen's  patent,  and  on  the  west  by  a  patent 
lately  granted  to  Casparus  Bronck, 64 

April  12.  Petition  of  John  Ayscough,  praying  a  patent  for 
2,000  acres  of  vacant  land  in  a  tract  called  the  Equivalent 
lands,  surrendered  by  the  colony  of  Connecticut  to  this 
Government,  which  are  part  of  the  cast  or  hove-out  lands, 
and  lye  adjoining  to  or  near  the  township  of  Danbury,  in 
Connecticut, 65 

April  4.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Peter  Van  Brugh  Living- 
ston and  John  Provoost,  for  3,000  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  with 66 

April  11.  Exemplification  of  a  certificate  to  Peter  Van  Brugh 
Livingston  and  John  Provoost,  for  a  tract  of  land  situate 
in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated 
patent,  beginning  on  the  southwest  of  the  said  patent, 
commonly  called  the  northwest  line,  at  a  place  where  it 
crosses  the  Wall  kill,  and  contains  3,000  acres, 66 

May  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Thomas  Smith,  for  six  cer- 
tain tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  being  part-of 
Evans'  vacated  patent,  with , .     67 

April  11.  Exemplification  of  certificate  to  Thomas  Smith, 
for  six  tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  near  Schu- 
nemock  hill,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent,  and 
containing  together  2,000  acres,  ■  • 67 

July  2.  Petition  of  William  Smith,  of  the  city  of  New  York, 
and  James  Brown,  of  Salem,  in  the  county  of  Westches- 
ter, praying  a  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  the  Equivalent 
lands,  including  the  land  purchased  by  them  of  the  New 
Fairfield  proprietors, 68 

June  21.  Petition  of  Hugh  Wentworth,  of  Flushing,  in 
Queens  county,  praying  a  patent  for  1,000  acres  of  land 
in  Evans'  patent,  lying  near  the  New  Paltz, 69 

June  30.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  con- 
taining 2,000  acres,  being  part  of  the  Equivalent  lands, 
for  John  Ayscough, 70 

June  30.  Return  of  a  survey  for  George  Harison,  of  three 
several  tracts  of  land  situate  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated 
patent,  containing  in  all  2,000  acres, 71 

July  2.  Petition  of  Johan  Joost  Herkimer,  for  license  to  pur- 
chase 2,000  acres  of  vacant  land  lying  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Mohawks  river,  between  Connajoharie  and  Burnet's 
Field, 72 

July  2.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Myer,  praying  a  patent  for  a 
tract  of  vacant  land  lying  near  Conajohare,  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  between  the  lands  granted  to 


vol.  xiv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  257 

Page. 
1750.        Hartman  Windecker  and  others,  and  the  lands  granted  to 

Messrs.  Bleecker  and  Groesbeck  and  others, 73 

July  20.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  George  Harison,  of  the 
city  of  New  York,  for  2,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  with 74 

July  20.  Certificate  to  George  Harison,  for  2,000  acres  of 
land  in  Ulster  county,  laid  out  in  three  tracts, 74 

Aug.  8.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Sarah,  Catherine,  George, 
Elizabeth  and  Mary  Bradley,  for  four  certain  tracts  of 
land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  containing  together  6,000 
acres,  with 75 

Aug.  8.  Certificate  to  Sarah,  Catherine,  George,  Elizabeth 
and  Mary  Bradley,  for  four  certain  tracts  of  land  situate 
in  the  highlands,  in  the  county  of  Orange,  containing  to- 
gether 6,000  acres, 75 

Aug.  9.  Affidavit  of  Joseph  Tompkins,  of  Ulster  county, 
respecting  the  bounds  of  Paltz  Patent,  and  the  point  called 
Jefrous  hook, 76 

Aug.  14.  Return  of  a  survey  of  5,000  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  on  the  west  side  of  the  Walkill  or  Paltz 
river,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent ;  laid  out  for 
George  Murray  and  Jacobus  Bruyn, 77 

Aug.  22.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  John  Ayscough,  for  2,000 
acres  of  land  Equivalent  lands,  surrendered  by  the  colony 
of  Connecticut,  being  part  of  the  lands  commonly  called 
the  cast  or  hove-out  lands,  and  lying  adjoining  to  or  near 
the  township  of  Danbury,  in  Connecticut, 78 

Aug.  7.  Certificate  to  John  Ayscough,  for  two  thousand  acres 
of  the  Equivalent  land  surrendered  by  the  colony  of  Con- 
necticut to  this  Government,  being  part  of  the  lands  called 
the  cast  or  hove-out  lands, 78 

Sept.  14.  Petition  of  Staats  Long  Morris,  praying  a  patent 
for  two  parcels  of  upland,  meadow  and  flatts,  lying  on 
both  sides  of  Hudson's  river,  between  the  banks  of  the 
river  and  low  water  mark,  one  parcel  whereof  lies  on  the 
east  side  of  said  river,  and  begins  at  a  place  called  Sus- 
kampka,  in  Dutchess  county,  which  is  the  northwest  cor: 
ner  of  Col.  Schuyler's  patent,  and  runs  from  thence 
southerly  along  the  bank  of  the  river  to  the  Saw  kill,  and 
the  other  parcel  lies  on  the  west  side  of  the  river,  in  Ulster 
county,  and  begins  at  the  Esopus  creek,  and  runs  from 
thence  northerly  along  the  bank  of  the  river  to  the  Saw- 
yer's creek,  where  BuiTegan's  mill  is  erected ;  also,  two 
islands  in  the  said  river,  one  called  Magdelen's,  and  the 
other  Slipsteen's  Island,  containing  in  all,  by  estimation, 
about  1,200  acres, 79 

Sept.  11.  Petition  of  John  Becker  and  Johannis  Eckerson, 
for  further  license  to  complete  a  purchase  of  4,000  acres 
of  land  lying  upon  a  branch  of  Schoharie  creek,  to  the 
southeast  of  Schoharie, 80 

Sept.  1 4.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  George  Murray  and  Jaco- 
bus Bruyn,  for  4,000  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,     81 

Aug.  22.  Certificate  to  George  Murray  and  Jacobus  Bruvn, 
33 


g58  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xit. 

Page. 
1750.        for  a  certain  tract  situate  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  on  the 
west  side  of  the  Walkill  or  Paltz  river,  being  part  of 

Evans'  vacated  patent, 81 

Sept.  15.  Petition  of  Jacob  Corsen,  praying  a  patent  for  his 
ferry  between  his  land  on  Staten  Island  and  the  shore  of 
Bergen  in  East  New  Jersey  ;  also  for  all  the  ground  be- 
tween high  and  low  water  mark,  fronting  and  contiguous 
to   his  land,  and   all   other  the   vacant   and   unpatented 

ground  between  high  and  low  water  mark, 82 

Aug.  9.  Affidavit  of  William  Beekman,  respecting  the  lines 
of  the   Paltz  patent  in   Ulster  county,  and  the  location 

of  Iefrows  hook, 83 

Sept.  24.  Petition  of  Jacob  Rooseboom  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  situate  on  the  west  side 
of  Hudsons'  river,  beginning  on  the  old  Cats  Kill  foot 
path,  or  west  bounds  of  the  patent  of  the  Great  flatts  or 

Lonenburgh,  containing  about  5,000  acres, 84 

Sept.  26.  Caveat  entered  by  Barent  V.  Benthuysen  and  R. 
R.  Livingston,  against  the  granting  of  any  lands  between 
high  and  low  water  mark  from  Saskahampa  to  the  Saugh 

kill, 85 

Sept.  29.  Caveat  entered  by  Joseph  Banks,  against  the  grant- 
ing of  any  patent  for  Calves  Island,  which  lies  about  a 
mile  to  the  eastward  of  Byram  river,  and  is  esteemed  to 

be  within  the  colony  of  Connecticut, 85 

Oct.  12.  Caveat  entered  against  granting  any  patent  for  any 
lands  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river  opposite  An- 
thony's nose,  at  or  near  a  place  called  Poplops  kill, 85 

Oct.  17.  Indian  deed  to  Thomas  Lane  and  Joris  H.  Remsen 
of  the  city  of  New  York,  of  all  that  tract  of  land  lying 
to  the  southward  of  Ranselar's  manour,  beginning  by 
lands  patented  to  Henry  Lane  and  Hendrick  Remsen,  on 
the  west  side  of  Kats  creek,  and  down  the  stream  of 
said  creek  from  where  a  creek  called  Matenit  falls  into  it, 

and  contains  3,408  acres, 86 

Oct.  17.  Petition  of  Staats  Long  Morris,  praying  a  patent  for 
two  parcels  of  meadow  and  flats,  one  being  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  and  adjoining  on  the  south  side  of  Esopus  creek, 
and  along  the  branch  of  Hudson's  river,  on  the  west  side 
of  the  same,  containing  about  100  acres,  the  other  is  a 
certain  flatt  in  the  middle  of  said  river,  called  and  known 
by  the  name  of  Large  Nutten  Hook  flat,  about  twenty 
miles  below  Albany,  fronting  Coxsackey  landing,  on  the 
west  side,  and  the  upper  end  of  Large  Nutton  Hook  on  the 

east  side,  containing  about  12  acres, 87 

Oct.  18.  Petition  of  Johannis  Jansen,  in  behalf  and  by  order 
of  the  trustees  of  the  corporation  of  Kingston,  praying 
that  no  grant  be  made  upon  the  petition  of  Staats  Long 
Morris,  for  certain  parcels  of  land,  one  whereof  is  de- 
scribed to  be  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  and  beginning  at  the  Esopus  creek 

or  kill, 88 

Oct.  18.  Petition  of  Staats  Long  Morris-,  praying  that  an 


vol.  xiv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  259 

Page. 
1750.        order  be  made  requiring  those  persons  who  have  entered 
caveats  against  his  former  petition  to  give  security  imme- 
diately that  they  will  pay  costs  in  case  said  caveats  or  any 
of  them  be  set  aside, , 89 

Oct.  24.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  for 
David  Rees,  lying  in  the  county  of  Orange,  on  the  west 
side  of  Hudson's  river  in  the  highlands,  and  on  the  back 
of  lands  there  granted  to  Doct.  Samuel  Staats,  being  part 
of  Evans'  vacated  patent,  containing  800  acres, 90 

Nov.  1.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  for 
Jacob  Roseboom  and  others,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river  and  adjoining  to  the  patent  of  the  Great  flats  or 
Loonenburgh  and  containing  4,530  acres, 91 

Nov.  3.  Return  of  a  survey  for  six  tracts  of  land  for  Thomas 
Ellison  and  Lawrence  Roome,  being  part  of  Evans'  vacated 
patent,  four  of  which  are  situate  in  the  county  of  Ulster,     \ 
and  the  other  two  in  the  county  of  Orange,  the  whole 
containing  4,000  acres, 92 

Dec.  14.  Petition  of  William  Bauch  and  Frederick  Lawyer, 
for  license  to  purchase  in  connection  with  Nicholas  York 
and  Jeronimus  Greslaer,  a  certain  tract  of  land  situate  on 
both  sides  of  Schoharie  creek,  that  is  to  say  on  the.  back 
of  lands  on  the  west  side  of  said  creek,  granted  to  Johan- 
nis  Lawyer  and  John  De  Peyster,.  and  on  the  back  of 
lands  on  the  east  side  of  said  creek  granted  to  Adam 
Vrooman,  having  to  the  northeastward  the  lands  granted 
to  Lieut.  Walter  Butler,  now  belonging  to  Maj :  Edward 
Clarke,  containing  by  estimation  about  5,000  acres, 93 

Nov.  12.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Thomas  Ellison  and  Law- 
rence Roome,  for  six  certain  tracts  of  land  situate  in  the 
counties  of  Ulster  and  Orange,  being  part  of  Evans' 
patent,  with 94 

Nov.  12.  Exemplification  of  a  certificate  to  Thomas  Ellison 
and  Lawrence  Roome,  for  six  certain  tracts  of  land  being 
part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent,  four  of  which  lie  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  and  the  other  two  in  the  county  of 
Orange,  containing  in  all  4,000  acres, 94 

Nov.  16.  Petition  of  Thomas  Lane  and  Joris  Remsen  of  the 
city  of  New  York,  praying  a  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of 
land  lying  to  the  southward  of  the  manor  of  Renselaerwick,     95 

Nov.  16.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  for 
Anthony  Tancret  and  Samuel  Rogers,  being  part  of  the 
equivalent  lands  surrendered  by  the  colony  of  Connecticut 
to  this  government,  which  is  part  of  the  lands  commonly 
called  the  cast  or  hove-out  lands,  containing  3,000  acres,     96 

Nov.  29.  Petition  of  Johannis  Becker  and  Johannis  Ecker- 
son,  praying  that  4,000  acres  of  land,  purchased  by  them 
on  the  east  side  of  Schoharie  kreek,  a  little  above  Schoha- 
rie, be  excepted  out  of  any  license  which  may  be  granted 
to  Hieronimus  Crissler  and  others  to  purchase  lands  on 
the  east  side  of  that  creek, 97 

Dec.  5.  Return  of  a  survey  of  three  tracts  of  land  for  Hugh 
Wentworth,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  at  Jeff- 


260  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiv. 

Pago. 

1750.  rous  Hook,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  Evans' 
vacated  patent,  containing  together,  2,000  acres, 98 

Dec.  20.  Petition  of  Alexander  Phoenix  and  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  1,200  acres  of  the  unappropriated  lands  in 
Evans'  vacated  patent,  situate  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
near  Buttermilk  falls, 99 

1751.  Jan.  2.  Return  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  situate 

in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  and  to  the  southward  of  the  manor  of  Renslerwick, 
beginning  on  the  south  side  of  a  brook,  called  by  the 
Indians,  Mateniet,  and  on  the  west  side  of  Cattskill,  where 
the  said  brook  empties  itself  into  said  kill,  and  containing 
3,400  acres,  for  Thos.  Lane  and  Joris  Remsen, 100 

Jan.  2.  Petition  of  Richard  Durham,  of  the  city  of  New 
York,  praying  a  patent  for  2,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  in 
a  the  county  of  Ulster,  joining  easterly  to  land  granted  to 
Hugh  "Wentworth,  and  to  other  land  granted  to  William 
Bond  and  Richard  Bradley,  and  westerly  and  northerly 
to  other  vacated  land  in  Evans'  patent, 101 

Jan.  31.  Petition  of  Jacob  Borst  and  others,  for  license  to 
purchase  a  certain  tract  of  woodland,  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  about  six  miles  west  from  Schohary,  between  the 
mountains  of  Schohary  and  the  hills,  called  by  the  Indians, 
Onuntadass,  and  containing,  by  estimation,  about  20,000 
\        acres,  102 

Feb.  1.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Jacob  Roseboom  and  oth- 
ers, for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  situate  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  and  containing  4,530  acres,  with 103 

Nov.  25.  Certificate  to  Jacob  Roseboom  and  others,  for  a 
certain  tract  of  land,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  adjoining  the  patent  of  the  great  flatts  or  Lonen- 
burgh,  and  containing  4,530  acres, 103 

Feb.  4.  Petition  of  Benjamin  Nicoll  and  Co.,  for  license  to  pur- 
chase 12,000  acres  of  land,  lying  to  the  southeast  of  Scho- 
hary, on  both  sides  of  a  certain  creek,  called  Foxes  creek,  104 

March  6.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Anthony  Tancret  and 
Samuel  Rogers,  for  3,000  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  the 
cast  or  hove-out  lands,  surrendered  by  the  colony  of  Con- 
necticut to  this  government,  with 105 

1750.  Dec.  24.  Exemplification  of  a  certificate,  to  Anthony  Tancret 

and  Samuel  Rogers,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  being  part 

of  the  cast  or  hove  out  lands, 105 

1751.  March  22.  Description  of  a  survey  of  a  certain  tract  of  land 

for  Phillip  Livingston,  situate  on  a  branch  of  Hudson's 
river,  near  a  place  called  Sachendaga,  and  containing 
4,000  acres, 106 

Petition  of  William  Bauch  and  Jacob  Frederick  Lawyer,  for 
license  to  purchase  land  from  Indians, 107 

March  29.  Petition  of  Thomas  Braine,  to  have  the  surveyor 
general  lay  out  two  thousand  acres  of  land  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  Norman's  kill, 108 

April  3.  Petition  of  Luykas  Johs.  Wyngaard  and  others,  for 
license  to  purchase  10,000  acres  of  vacant  land  between 


vol.  xiv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  261 

Page. 
1751.        the  lands  granted  by  the  patent  of  Schoharie  and  the  lands 

granted  by  patent  to  John  Lindesay,   109 

April  6.  Return  of  a  survey  of  1,000  acres  of  land,  for  Alex- 
.  ander  Phoenix  and  others,  situate  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
in  the  high  lands,  near  Buttermilk  falls,  and  is  part  of 
Evans'  vacated  patent, 110 

April  1 0.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Thomas  Lane  and  Joris 
Remsen,  for  3,400  acres  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
southward  of  the  manor  of  Renselaerwyck,  with Ill 

Jan.  2.  Certificate  to  Thomas  Lane  and  Joris  Remsen,  for  a 
tract  of  land,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  south- 
ward of  the  manor  of  Renselaerwick,  and  on  the  west  of  a 
brook  called  the  Catts  kill,  containing  3,400  acres, Ill 

April  13.  Caveat  entered  against  trustees  of  the  corporation 
of  Kingston,  against  the  grant  of  any  uplands,  meadows 
or  islands,  mentioned  in  the  several  petitions  of  Staats 
Long  Morris, 112 

April  24.  Petition  of  John  Neilson,  praying  a  patent  for 
about  2,000  acres  of  vacant  land,  lying  upon  or  near  the 
Skunamock  hills,  in  the  county  of  Orange,  which  are  part 
of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 112 

April  24.  Letter  from  Wm.  Johnson  to  Goldsbrough  Ban- 
yar,  deputy  secretary,  desiring  him  to  make  out  a  petition 
for  a  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of  land,  and  lay  it  before 
his  excellency,  with 113 

May  6.  Description  of  a  tract  of  land,  to  the  south  and 
southwest  of  Schoharie,  beginning  near  or  by  a  creek, 
called  by  the  Indians,  Adaquaghtangey,  and  joining  on 
one  side  to  Pensilvania  patent,  and  containing  130,000 
acres, 113 

May  16.  Petition  of  William  Johnson  and  others,  for  license 
to  j>urchase  a  certain  parcel  of  vacant  land,  lying  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  near  and  adjoining  to  the  lake,  called 
by  the  Indians  Canunda,  which  is  about  two  miles  distant 
from  the  Onondaga  castle,  and  likewise  said  lake, 114 

May  16.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Meyer,  of  Conajohare,  for 
license  to  purchase  about  500  acres  of  vacant  land,  lying 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  between  the 
lands  granted  to  Mr.  Philip  Livingston,  Hartman  Win- 
deker  and  company, 115 

May  23.  Indian  deed,  to  Jacob  Borst  and  others,  for  all  that 
tract  of  land,  situate  about  six  miles  west  from  Schohary, 
between  the  mountains  of  Schohary  and  a  brook,  called 
by  the  Indians  Oscallaghe,  and  containing  about  25,000 
acres, 116 

May  23.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Alexander  Phoenix,  Abra- 
ham Bockee  and  John  Exceen,  for  1,000  acres  of  land, 
situate  in  the  county  of  Orange,  in  the  Highlands,  near 
Buttermilk  falls,  with 117 

April  24.  Certificate  to  Alexander  Phoenix,  Abraham  Bockee 
and  John  Exceen,  for  1,000  agres  of  land,  in  the  county 
of  Orange,  in  the  Highlands,  near  Buttermilk  falls,  being 
part  of  Evans'  vacated  patent, 117 


262  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiv. 

Page. 
1751.  May  28.  Indian  deed,  to  Captn.  Johan  Jost  Herckimer,  of 
all  that  tract  of  land,  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on 
the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  at  the  Fall  hill,  he- 
ginning  on  the  south  bank  of  said  river,  at  the  northwest 
corner  of  a  tract  of  land  granted  to  John  Lindsay,  con- 
taining 3,200  acres,  with  a  small  island,  containing  about 
two  acres,  lying  in  said  river,   118 

May  31.  Petition  of  Theobald  Yongh  and  others,  for  license 
to  purchase  28,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 119 

Nov.  19.  Petition  of  William  Smith,  of  the  city  of  New 
York,  and  James  Brown,  of  Salem,  in  the  county  of 
Westchester,  for  land  in  the  Oblong, 120 

Nov.  19.  Description  of  above  lands, 121 

June  10.  Petition  of  Jacob  Borst  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  the  quantity  of  18,000  acres,  of  a  certain  tract 
of  land,  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany,  about  six  miles 
west  from  Schohary,  between  the  mountains  of  Schohary 
and  the  hill,  called  by  the  Indians  Onuntadasha, 122 

June  11.  Petition  of  Koenradt  Kanterman,  for  license  to  pur- 
chase 2,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  vacant  land,  in  the  county    ■ 
of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  near 
a  place  called  the  Gyten  Bergh,  adjoining  or  near  to  the 
patent  of  Peter  Wagener, 123 

June  12.  License  to  Mathew  Ferral,  to  purchase  130,000 
acres  of  land,  lying  on  the  south  and  southwest  of  Scho- 
hary, beginning  near  a  branch  of  a  creek,  called  by  the 
Indians  Adaquashtangey,  and  continuing  down  the  same, 
to  the  place  where  it  empties  itself, 124 

June  12.  Petition  of  Mathew  Ferrall,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  company,  for  the  above  license, 125 

June  12.  Petition  of  Johan  Joost  Herkimer,  and  his  son 
Hendrick,  praying  a  patent  for  2,500  acres  of  a  certain 
tract  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  at  the  Fall  hill,  beginning  on 
the  south  bank  of  the  Mohawks  river,  at  the  northwest 
corner  of  Lindesay  &  Co.'s  patent;  together  with  a  small 
island,  containing  about  two  acres,  lying  in  said  river, 
above  the  place  where  said  tract  begins,  and  150  acres  on 
the  south  side  of  said  river,  near  Conajohary,  and  conti- 
guous to  lands  granted  Peter  Wagener  and  others, 126 

June  20.  Warrant  for  a  patent,  to  Hugh  Went  worth,  for 
2,000  acres  of  land,  situate  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  near 
the  New  Paltz,  with 127 

1750.  Dec.  29.  Certificate  to  Hugh  Wentworth,  for  three  tracts  of 

land,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  in  the  vicinity  of  Jeffrow's  hook,  containing  to- 
gether 2,000  acres, 127 

1751.  Sept.  6.  Petition  of  Abraham  Hasbrouck  and  others,  praying 

a  patent  for  the  quantity  of  2,000  acres,  out  of  the  unap- 
propriated lands  in  Evans'  vacated  patent,  in  the  county 
of  Ulster,  lying  to  the  southward  and  southwestward  of 
New  Paltz  patent,  and  some  parcels  lying  to  the  south- 


vol.  xiv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  263. 

Page. 
1751.        ward  of  the  land  granted  to  Noah  Eltinge  and  Nathaniel 

Lefever, 128 

Sept.  G.  Petition  of  Alexander  Colden  and  others,  the  pro- 
prietors and  inhabitants  of  a  tract  of  land,  above  the 
Highlands,  at  a  place  called  Qnassaick,  now  commonly 
called  Newburgh  patent,  in  Ulster  county,  praying  a 
confirmation  of  500  acres  of  land  to  the  present  trustees, 
formerly  held  by  the  Palatines  as  a  glebe, 129 

Sept.  17.  Return  of  a  survey,  for  Thomas  Braine,  of  2,000 
acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  being  part  of  a 
tract  purchased  of  the  Indians,  by  Walter  Butler  and 
others,  beginning  at  the  southwest  corner  of  a  tract  of 
land,  near  the  township  of  Schohary,  formerly  surveyed 
for  James  De  Lancey, 130 

Sept.  18.  Return  of  a  survey,  for  Johan  Joost  Herkimer,  and 
his  son  Hendrick  Herckimer,  of  two  tracts  of  land,  situate 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mo- 
hawks river ;  the  first  includes  a  hill  called  the  Fall  hill, 
begins  on  the  south  bank  of  the  Mohawks  river,  at  the 
north  corner  of  a  tract  of  land  granted  to  John  Lindsay 
and  Phillip  Livingston,  and  contains  2,180  acres,  includ- 
ing a  small  island  in  the  Mohawks  river ;  the  other  lies 
near  Conajohary,  begins  at  the  northeast  corner  of  a  tract 
of  land  granted  to  Coenradt  Wiser  and  others,  and  con- 
tains 144  acres, 131 

Sept.  18.  Return  of  a  survey  for  Jacob  Borst  and  others,  of 
two  certain  tracts  of  land  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
between  the  mountains  of  Schohary  and  the  hill  called  by 
the  Indians  Onuntadagka,  on  a  creek  called  by  the  Indians 
Oschaleghe,  otherwise  Cobus  kill,  containing  together 
18,000  acres  of  land, 132 

Sept.  23.  Affidavit  of  Samuel  Morrell,  in  relation  to  the 
appointment  of  Alexander  Colden,  and  Richard  Albertson 
as  trustees  for  the  Glebe  land  of  Qnassaick  patent, 133 

Oct.  5.  Petition  of  Jacob  Borst  and  others,  praying  a  patent 
for  18,000  acres  of  land  surveyed  for  them  to  the  west- 
ward of  Schohary, 134 

Oct.  7.  Petition  of  John  Frederick  Bauch  and  others,  for 
license  to  purchase  12,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  lying 
about  12  miles  west  from  Schohary  and  on  the  southerly 
side  of  the  creek  called  Otsgarege, 135 

Oct.  8.  Petition  of  John  Lawyer  and  Phillip  Bergh,  for  license 
to  purchase  4,000  acres  of  land  situated  northerly  from 
the  patent  of  Schohary,  three  several  vacant  tracts,  the 
first  of  which  lies  on  the  west  side  of  the  patent  of  Morris 

.  and  Coeymans,  the  second  between  the  aforesaid  patent 
and  the  lands  granted  to  Myndert  Schuyler  and  Co.,  and 
the  third  tract  lies  between  the  last  mentioned  lands,  and 
the  manor  of  Renselaerswyck, 136 

Oct.  8.  Rough  description  of  the  foregoing  lands,  drawn  up 
by  Lawyer  and  Bergh, 137 

Oct/8.  Petition  of  Stephen  Bayard  and   others,  praying  a 


264  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiv. 

Page. 

1751.  further  license  to  purchase  28,000  acres  of  land  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 137 

Oct.  18.  Petition  of  John  Leake,  praying  a  grant  of  2,000 
acres  of  the  land  lying  unappropriated  in  Evans'  vacated 
patent  in  Ulster  county 138 

Nov.  7.  Petition  of  John  Beecker  and  Johannis  Eckerson, 
praying  a  further  license  to  purchase  4,000  acres  of  land 
situate  to  the  southeast  of  Schoharie,  upon  a  branch  of  a 
creek  called  Schoharie,  on  the  east  side  of  the  said  creek,  139 

Nov.  19.  Minute  of  council  in  relation  to  land  purchased  at 
Onondago,  from  the  Indians,  by  Col.  Johnson, 140 

1752.  Jan.  8.  Petition  of  Goldsbrow  Banyar  and  two  others,  pray- 

ing a  patent  for  6,000  acres  of  vacant  land  lying  to  the 
westward  of  Schohary,  between  two  tracts  lately  surveyed 
and  laid  out  for  Jacob  Borst  and  others, 141 

March  3.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Alexander  Colden  and 
Richard  Albertson,  for  the  glebe  lands  at  Quassaick,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  containing  500  acres, 142 

March  14.  Deed  of  surrender  of  Alexander  Colden  and 
Richard  Albertson,  of  500  acres  of  land,  being  the  glebe 
land  of  Quassaick  patent  in  Ulster  county, 143 

April  16  Petition  of  Rudolph  Staley  and  Johan  Joost 
Herckheimer,  junior,  for  license  to  purchase  16,000  acres 
of  a  tract  of  land  situate  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  above  the  fall  called  the  Long  fall,  adjoining  to  the 
southermost  part  of  the  patent  of  Burnet's  Field, 144 

April  23.  Indian  deed  to  Coenrad  Contreman,  of  Canajoharie, 
of  a  tract  of  land  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river  near  Canajohary,  and 
upon  the  south  side  of  a  creek  called  by  the  Indians  Ots- 
quaga,  containing  950  acres, 145 

May  1.  Indian  deed  to  Johannes  Lawyer  and  Phillip  Bergh, 
of  two  several  tracts  of  land  situate  near  Schohary,  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  the  first  being  about  four  miles  east  of 
Schohary,  and  beginning  at  the  eastermost  corner  of  a 
small  tract  of  land  granted  to  Lewis  Morris  and  Andries 
Coeiman,  thence  running  to  Kings  creek,  and  containing 
about  2,800  acres,  the  other  of  the  said  tracts  being  about 
one  mile  west  from  Schohary,  and  containing  200  acres,.   146 

May  7.  Petition  of  Jacob  Zimmerman  and  John  Joost  Schnell, 
for  license  to  purchase  4,000  acres  of  the  tract  of  land 
lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  about  six  miles  below  the  great  flatts, 
between  the  lands  there  belonging  to  Petrus  Van  Driesen 
and  Cornelius  Cuyler, 147 

May  7.  Petition  of  Jacob  Starnbergh,  for  license  to  purchase 
a  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  at  Schoharie, 
between  the  two  patents  of  Kneescarns  town,  containing 
about  500  acres, 148 

May  8.  Petition  of  Teady  Magin,  of  the  city  of  Albany,  in 
behalf  of  himself  and  others,  for  license  to  purchase  8,000 
acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land  lying  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  beginning  at  the  bounds  of  Stone  Raby  patent 


vol.  xiv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  265 

Page. 
1752.        and  running  from  thence  to  a  creek  called  Canadas  kill, 
at  Burnet's'field,  and  adjoining  to  the  patent  of  Connajo- 

harie,   149 

May  13.  Caveat  entered  by  Nich.  Beryard  and  company, 
against  the  granting  of  any  patent  to  Theobald,  Adam, 
Frederick  and  Andries  Young,  for  a  tract  of  land  lying 
near  Peter  Wagener's  patent,  on  a  creek  which  empties 
itself  into  the  great  lake,  until  they  are  heard, 150 

May  20.  Petition  of  Henry  Holland,  for  a  patent  for  a  house 
and  lot  of  ground  situate  in  Dock  street  in  the  city  of 
New  York, 150 

May  21.  Deed  of  Henry  Holland,  surrendering  the  remain- 
der of  the  term  of  ninety-nine  years  in  a  lot  of  ground  in 
Dock  street  in  the  city  of  New  York, 151 

May  21.  Indian  deed  to  Teobalt  Yong  and  Adam  Yong  of 
Canajoharie,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  of  a  tract  of  land 
situate  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  twelve 
miles  distant  from  the  same,  and  lying  to  the  west  of  a 
tract  granted  to  Pieter  Wagenear  and  others,  beginning 
by  a  hole  where  a  stream  of  water  runs  into  the  ground 
called  by  the  Indians  Theoghsowone, 152 

May  21.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Henry  Holland,  for  a  house 
and  lot  of  ground  in  Dock  street  in  the  city  of  New  York,  153 

May  25.  Petition  of  Augustus  Van  Cortlandt,  praying  a 
patent  for  a  tract  of  vacant  land  in  the  county  of  Albany 
at  Schoharie,  between  two  patents  there  granted  to  Myn- 
dert  Schuyler  &  Co.,  and  to  Lewis  Morris  &  Co.,  and 
containing  887  acres, 154 

June  15.  Return  of  a  survey  for  William  Smith  and  James 
Brown,  of  four  several  tracts  of  land  within  that  tract  of 
land  called  the  equivalent  lands  lately  surrendered  by  the 
colony  of  Connecticut  to  the  government,  containing 
together  3,590  acres, I56 

June  18.  Petition  of  Koenradt  Kanterman,  praying  a  patent 
for  a  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river  near  Canajohary,  upon  the  south  side  of  a  creek 
called  by  the  Indians  Otsquaga,  containing  950  acres  of 
land, 157 

June  24.  Petition  of  John  Leake,  praying  a  patent  for  200 
acres  of  land  bounded  northerly  by  the  patent  of  New 
Paltz,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  and  southerly  by  the  lands 
there  belonging  to  Noah  Elting, 158 

June  24.  Petition  of  Johannes  Lawyer  and  Philip  Bergh, 
praying  a  patent  for  two  tracts  of  land  lying  near  Scho- 
harv,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  containing  about  3,000 
acres,  loy 

June  24.  Petition  of  Augustus  Van  Cortiandt,  praying  a 
patent  for  2,000  acres  of  land  at  Schoharie,  lying  between 
two  patents  there  granted  to  Myndert  Schuyler,  Robert 
Livingston  and  others,  and  to  Lewis  Morris  and  Andries 
Coeman, 160 

June  24.  Petition  of  Theobalt  Yongh  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  14,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the 
34 


266  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xiv. 

Page. 
1752         county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  Mohawks  river 
about  twelve  miles  distant  from  said  river  lying  to  the 
west  of  a  tract  granted  to  Peter  Wagener  and  others,. .   161 

June  26.  Affidavit  of  Peter  D.  Schuyler,  in  relation  to  the 
land  purchased  of  the  Indians  at  Canajogarie,  by  Theo- 
bald Young, 162 

June  26.  Affidavit  of  David  Schuyler,  in  relation  to  the  lands 
purchased  of  the  Indians  at  Canajogarie,  by  Theobald 
Young, 163 

June  30.  Petition  of  Arent  Stevens,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
company,  for  a  license  to  purchase  30,000  acres  of  a  cer- 
tain tract  of  land  situate  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river  beginning  at  or  near  Canada  creek,  and  running 
from  thence  along  the  bounds  of  Van  Dam  &  Co.'s  patent 
to  a  place  called  Anthony's  nose,  being  about  twelve  miles 
in  breadth, 164 

June  30.  Petition  of  David  Schuyler  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  32,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river  and  on  both  sides  of  and 
near  a  creek  called  Ooks  creek, 165 

July  1.  Petition  of  Stephen  Bayard  and  others,  for  a  con- 
firmation of  20,000  acres  of  a  purchase  made  by  them  of 
the  Indians  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river  which 
has  been  infringed  upon  by  a  later  purchase  of  Theobald 
Young  &  Co., 166 

July  1.  Petition  of  Abraham  Kipp  of  Dutchess  county,  and 
Moses  Cantyne  of  Kingston  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  pray- 
ing a  patent  for  a  ferry  across  Hudson's  river, 167 

July  6.  Return  of  a  survey  for  John  Neilson,  of  the  several 
tracts  of  land  in  the  county  of  Orange,  being  part  of 
Evans'  vacated  patent,  and  containing  in  all  2,000  acres,  168 

July  11.  Affidavit  of  John  V.  Cortlandt,  in  relation  to  the 
lands  on  the  Mohawk  river,  purchased  of  Stephen  Bayard 
&  Co.,  and  Theobald  Yongh  &  Co., 169 

July  13.  Petition  of  John  Chambers  and  others,  praying  a 
patent  for  the  soil  of  the  Hudson  river  fronting  their  lots 
in  New  Windsor,  Ulster  county,  to  the  distance  of  60  feet 
from  high  water  mark, 170 

July  14.  Petition  of  Archibald  Kennedy,  collector  of  his 
majesties  customs,  praying  a  grant  of  the  lot  in  the  city  of 
New  York,  on  which  the  building  used  for  a  custom 
house  formerly  stood,  the  said  building  having  been  pre- 
sented by  a  grand  jury  as  a  nuisance  and  accordingly 
demolished, 171 

July  21.  Warrant  for  a  patent  to  Archibald  Kennedy,  for 
the  last  mentioned  lot,  with 172 

July  21.  Map  of  the  same,  (between  Dock  and  Bridge  streets 
in  the  city  of  New  York,) 172 

July  25.  Return  of  a  survey  for  Abraham  Fonda,  of  a  cer- 
tain island  on  Hudson's  river  between  Clavereck  and  the 
manor  of  Livingston,  commonly  called  and  known  by  the 
names  of  Fosterick  or  Tien  Pondts  Island  containing  250 
acres,     .- 173 


vol.  xrv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  267 

Page. 
1752.  July  28.  Petition  of  Teleman  Cuyler  and  others,  for  a  license 
to  purchase  6,000  acres  of  vacant  land  on  the  west  side  of 
Hudson's  river  to  the  southward  of  the  manor  of  Rense- 

laer,  and  on  the  north  side  of  Caters  kill, 174 

Aug.  1 .  Return  of  a  survey  for  Johannes  Lawyer  and  Phillip 
Bergh,  of  two  certain  tracts,  one  of  which  lies  about  four 
miles  east  of  Schoharie  on  the  road  from  thence  to  Albany, 
and  the  other  lies  about  one  mile  west  from  Schoharie, 

containing  together  2,640  acres, 175 

Aug.  1.  Return  of  a  survey  for  Coenradt  Kanterman,  of  a 
certain  tract  of  land  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on 
the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river  near  Cannojohary, 
and  upon  the  south  side  of  a  creek  or  brook  called  by  the 
Indians  Otsquaga,  beginning  where  another  brook  called 
Oekstingo  falls  into  the  same,  and  containing  905  acres,  176 


VOLUME  XV. 


1752-1760. 


1  '752.  August  V.  Petition  of  Abraham  Fonda,  praying  letters  patent 
for  a  small  island  lying  in  Hudson's  river,  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  near  Claverack,  and  known  by  the  name  of  Fos- 
terick  or  Tien  pondts  Island,  (Vastrick's  Island,  Columbia 
county,) 1 

August  10.  Return  of  survey  for  Theobald  Young  and  oth- 
ers, of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  containing  14,000  acres, 
situate  in  the  county  of  Albany,  being  part  of  a  tract 
lately  purchased,  in  his  majesty's  name,  from  the  Indian 
proprietors,  by  Theobald  Young  and  Adam  Young,  on 
the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  about  twelve  miles 
distant  from  said  river,  lying  to  the  west  of  a  tract  of  laud 
granted  to  Peter  Wagganer,  David  Schyler  and  others, 
and  to  the  south  east  of  a  tract  of  land  granted  to  James 
Henderson  and  others,  (Warren,  Herkimer  county,)  ....       2 

August  10.  Return  of  survey  for  Richard  Durham,  of  a  tract 
of  land,  containing  2,000  acres,  lying  on  the  west  side  of 
Hudson's  river,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the 
lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (Plattville, 
Ulster  county,) 3 

Return  of  survey  for  John  Lake,  of  three  several  tracts  of 
land,  containing  together,  2,000  acres,  lying  on  the  west 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being 
part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans, 
(Plattville,  Ulster  county,) 4 

August  10.  Petition  of  Thomas  Ellison,  praying  a  patent  of 
2,000  acres  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John 
Evans,  and  also  for  the  soil  now  lying  under  water,  six 
hundred  feet  from  high  water  mark  into  Hudson's  river, 
the  whole  extent  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  belonging  to 
said  Thos.  Ellison,  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  at  a  place 
called  New  Windsor,  (Shawangunk,  Ulster  county,)  ....       5 

August  14.  Petition  of  Samuel  Auchmuty  and  eight  others, 
praying  a  patent  for  18,000  acres  of  land,  being  part  of 
two  tracts  :  the  one  purchased  by  Walter  Butler,  from  the 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  269 

Page. 
1752.  Indians,  in  1733,  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and  to  the  westward  of 
the  township  of  Schenectady  ;  and  of  another  tract,  pur- 
chased by  Jacob  Glen  and  others,  from  the  Indians,  in 
1734,  situate  in  the  comity  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side 
of  the  Maquase  river,  near  fifty  miles  above  Schenectady, 
(Duanesburgh,  Schenectady  county,  and  Fairfield,  Herki- 

ker  county,)  (see page  35,) 6 

August  21.  License  to  Teleman  Cuyler  and  others,  to  piir- 
chase,  in  his  majesty's  name,  of  the  native  Indian  proprie- 
tors, 6,000  acres  of  the  vacant  lands  lying  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  to  the 
southward  of  the  manor  of  Renslaer,  and  on  the  north 

side  of  Katers  kill,  (Greene  county,) 7 

Sept.  22.  Return  of  survey  for  John  Chambers  and  fourteen 
others,  of  water  lots  fronting  the  lands  on  Hudson's  river, 
and  lying  between  the  north  bounds  of  the  land  belonging 
to  Thomas  Ellison  and  the  north  bounds  of  the  land 
belonging  to  said  John  Chambers,   (at  New  Windsor, 

Orange  county,) ° 

Sept.  22.  Return  of  survey  for  Augustus  Van  Cortlandt,  of  a 
certain  tract  of  land,  containing  1,270  acres,  situate  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  at  Schohary,  between  two  tracts  of 
land,  the  one  granted  to  Myndert  Schuyler  and  others, 
and  the  other  to  Lewis  Morris,  Jun.,  (Schoharie,  Schoharie 

county,) 9 

Sept.  25.  Petition  of  Danl.  Hasbroucq  and  others,  praying 
that  letters  patent  may  be  granted  unto  Abrm.  Hasbrouck 
and  others  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  containing  2,000 
acres,  laid  out  for  them,  and  always  reputed  to  be  within 
the  bounds  of  the  New  Paltz  patent,  until  the  year  1709, 

(New  Paltz  and  Shawangunk,  Ulster  county,) 10 

Sept.  26.  Caveat  entered  by  Noah  Elting,  in  behalf  of  him- 
self and  others,  against  the  granting  letters  patent  to 
Abrm.  Hasbrook  or  to  any  other  persons  whatever,  for  all 
or  any  part  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county 

of  Ulster,  near  the  N.  Paltz,  11 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Johannes  Lawyer,  Jun.,  and  others, 
praying  letters  patent  for  6,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of 
land,  purchased  from  the  Indians,  lying  south  and  south 
west  from  Schoharie,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  beginning 
at  a  certain  place,  called  by  the  Indians,  Jothahoike,  on 
Schoharie  creek,  then  up  the  stream  of  said  creek  to  the 
utermost  branch  thereof,  and  on  the  east  side  of  said  creek 
every  way  ten  miles  from  the  beginning  place  thereof  to 
the  end,  and  on  the  west  side  of  said  creek,  every  way 
twenty  miles,  containing  upwards  of  12,000  acres,  (Scho- 
harie county,) 12 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Jacob  Frederick  Lawyer  and  Hiero- 
nimus  Kreisler,  praying  letters  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  a 
certain  tract  of  land,  purchased  of  the  Indians,  lying  in 
the  south  and  south  west  part  of  Schoharie,  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  (Schoharie  county,) 13 


270  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv. 

Page. 

1752.  Oct.  5.  Petition  of  William  Bauch  and  others,  praying  let- 
ters patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  containing  about 
6,000  acres,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  both  sides 
of  Schoharie  creek,  and  contiguous  to  several  small  tracts 
of  land  granted  to  William  York  and  others,  and  also  for 
three  small  islands  in  said  creek,  containing  together  about 
12  acres,  (Middleburgh,  Schoharie  county,) 24 

1744.  April  17.  Indian  deed  to  Jacob  Fredk.  Lawyer,  William 
Bauch  and  Heronimus  Kreisler,  of  a  certain  tract  of  land, 
lying  in  the  south  and  south  west  of  Schoharie,  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  and  begins  at  the  foot  of  a  hill  called 
Furberg,  then  with  a  straight  line  to  the  north  east  corner 
of  a  patent  granted  to  Capt.  Edwcl.  Clarke,  then  westerly 
along  the  line  of  the  aforesaid  land  to  Schoharrie  creek 
river,  then  one  mile  more  westerly  into  the  woods  from 
said  river,  then  northerly  to  a  creek,  called  by  the  Indians, 
Oneyagine,  and  by  the  Christians,  Stone  creek,  then  one 
mile  more  northerly  from  said  Stone  creek,  then  easterly 
to  the  south  west  corner  of  the  great  patent  of  Schoharie, 
granted  to  Myndert  Schuyler,  Peter  Vonbrugh  and  others, 
including  all  the  lands  on  both  sides  of  Schoharie  river, 
between  the  before  mentioned  patents,  that  were  not  sold 

before,  (Schoharie  county,)  indorsed  with, 15 

April  17.  Certificate  of  Johannes  S.  Lawyer,  that  the  Indians 
received  full  payment  for  said  tract,  and  also  with 15 

1752.  Oct.  4.  Acknowledgment  of  Edwd.  Holland,  that  the  same 

was  duly  executed  by  the  Indians,  in  his  presence, 15 

Sept.  1 8.  Certificate  of  Direck  Hagadorn  and  Lodowig  Reik- 
ert,  that  they  were  sent  by  Nichs.  York,  William  Bauch 
and  Jacob  Fred  :  Lawyer,  to  Johannes  Becker,  requesting 
him  to  go  along  with  them  to  New  York,  before  the 
govr.  and  council,  and  bring  with  him  all  his  writings 
concerning  the  land  in  dispute  between  said  parties,  with     16 

1744.  April  16.  Account  of  monies  paid  the  Indians,  for  land  round 
and  between  the  patent  of  Nichs.  York,  Jacob  Fred. 
Lawyer  and  others, 16 

1752.  Oct.  13.  Return  of  survey  for  Abrm.  Hasbrouck  and  others, 
for  two  certain  tracts  of  land,  containing  together  870 
acres,  situate  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part  of  the 
lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  Jno.  Evans,  (New  Paltz, 

Ulster  Co.,) 17 

Oct.  26.  Indian  deed  for  Arent  Stephens,  Dow  Fonda  and 
others,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  beginning  at  a  great 
rock,  lying  on  the  west  side  of  a  creek,  called  by  the  In- 
dians Caniadutta,  and  runs  from  said  rock,  to  a  tract  of 
land  granted  to  Peter  Winne  and  others,  and  along  the 
bounds  thereof,  to  a  tract  of  land  granted  to  Harme  Van 
Slyke  and  De  Peyster ;  then  along  the  bounds  thereof,  to  a 
tract  of  land  called  Stonerabie,  and  then  along  the  E.  and 
N.E.  bounds  thereof  to  the  place  where  it  began,  contain- 
ing about  20,000  acres,  (Ephratah,  Fulton  Co.,)  with 18 

Oct.  19.  Certificate  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  surveyor,  and  of 
Col.William  Johnson,  one  of  his  majesty's  council,  of  the 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  271 

Page. 
]  752.       province  of  New  York,  that  the  bounds  therein  described 

are  correct, *° 

Nov.  9.  Indian  deed  to  John  Fred :  Bauch,  and  four  others, 
for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  to  the 
westward  of  Schoharie,  and  on  the  south  side  of  a  creek, 
called  by  the  Indians  Otsgarege,  and  by  the  inhabitants 
Cobus  kill,  containing  about  4,000  acres,  (Cobleskill, 
Schoharie  Co.,)  indorsed  with 19 

Nov.  9.  Certificate  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  that  the  bounds 
described  therein  are  correct,  and  that  the  purchase 
money  has  been  paid  and  is  legally  executed, 19 

Nov.  13.  Petition  of  Lambertus  Starmbergh,  praying  a  li- 
cense to  purchase  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant  lands,  situate 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  east  of  the  large  Scho- 
harie patent,  and  on  the  north  and  south  of  Fox's  kill,  and 
also  a  small  piece  lying  on  Cobus  kill,  near  Hendk.  Stub- 
raghs,  (Schoharie,  Schoharie  Co.,) 20 

Nov.  13.  Petition  of  Lawrence  Lawyer,  praying  a  license  to 
purchase  2,000  acres  of  the  vacant  lands,  situate  in  the 
county'  of  Albany,  between  Schoharie  and  Cobus  kill, 
(Schoharie  Co.,) 21 

Nov.  13.  Petition  of  Jacob  Miller,  praying  a  license  to  pur- 
chase 400  acres  of  the  vacant  land,  situate  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  be- 
tween the  patent  of  the  German  flatts  and  Glen's  pur- 
chase, (Herkimer,  Herkimer  Co.,) 22 

Nov.  13.  Petition  of  Johannes  Becker,  Junr.,  and  others, 
praying  a  license  to  purchase  6,000  acres  of  vacant  land, 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  Cobus  kill, 
and  on  the  east  of  the  patent  granted  to  Jacob  Borst, 
Jacob  C.  TenEyke  and  others,  near  Schoharie,  (Carlisle 
and  Cobleskill,  Schoharie  Co.,) 23 

Nov.  15.  Petition  of  Arent  Stevens  and  nine  others,  praying 
a  patent  for  20,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  pur- 
chased from  the  Indians,  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  near  Stonerabie, 

(Ephratah,  Fulton  Co.,) 24 

Nov.  15.  Petition  of  Christopher  Blondel,  storekeeper  of  the 
fort  at  New  York,  praying  a  lease  of  a  certain  lot  and 
tenement,  situate  on  Hudson's  river,  to  the  northwest- 
ward of  the  northwest  corner  of  Fort  George,  in  the  city 
of  New  York,  said  lot  was  formerly  granted  by  Govr. 

Hunter  to  Thomas  Elde,  (see  page  29,) 25 

Nov.  16.  License  to  Jacob  Miller,  to  purchase  of  the  native 
Indians,  400  acres  of  some  vacant  land,  situate  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  between  the  patent  of  the  German  flatts  and  Glen's 

purchase,  (Herkimer  Co.,) • •  •  •     26 

Nov.  20.  Draft  of  a  warrant,  to  survey  the  lake  Canunda, 
and  the  lands  there  purchased,  by  Col.  Win.  Johnson,  of 

the  Irdians, *  *  *  \« 

Nov.  21.  Petition  of  Matthew  Ferrall,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  company,  praying  a  license  to  complete  the  purchase 


272  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv. 

Page. 

1752.  from  the  Six  Nations  of  Indians,  of  130,000  acres  of  a 
large  tract  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  to  the 
south  and  southwest  of  Schohary, 28 

Nov.  23.  Warrant  to  Christopher  Blundell,  storekeeper  of 
the  fort  at  New  York,  granting  him  a  lease  of  99  years, 
for  a  lot  and  tenement :  the  lot  was  formerly  granted  by 
Govr.  Hunter  to  Thomas  Elde, 29 

Nov.  30.  Petition  of  John  Fredk.  Bauch  and  others,  praying 
letters  patent,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  to  the  westward  of  Schoharie,  and  on  the  south 
side  of  a  creek,  called  by  the  Indians  Otsgarage,  and  by 
the  inhabitants  Cobus  kill,  containing  about  4,800  acres, 
(Cobleskill,  Schoharie  Co.,) 30 

Nov.  30.  Return  of  survey  for  Goldsbrow  Banyar,  John 
Benson  and  Joseph  Webb,  junr.,  of  a  certain  tract  of  land 
land  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany,  eight  miles  west 
from  Schoharie,  containing  about  4,000  acres,  (Cobleskill, 
Schoharie  Co.,) 31 

Nov.  30.  Bond  from  Joseph  Simson  to  Abrm.  Hasbrouck 
and  others,  for  fifty  pounds,  conditioned  that  Noah  Elting 
shall  pay  the  costs  and  charges  that  shall  be  awarded  to 
the  said  Abraham  Hasbrouck  and  others,  by  reason  of  a 
caveat  entered  by  Noah  Elting  against  granting  letters 
patent  to  the  said  Hasbrouck  and  others  for  a  certain  tract 
of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  (New  Paltz  and  Shawan- 
gunk,  Ulster  Co.,) 32 

Dec.  6.  Letter  from  Cadwallader  Colden  to  Goldsbrow  Ban- 
yar, Esq.,  secretary  of  the  province,  directing  him  to 
change  the  course  of  a  certain  patent, 33 

Dec.  15.  Memorial  of  Walter  Rutherford,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  others,  praying  further  time  to  prove  the  allegations 
of  the  persons  interested  in  a  certain  tract  of  land  com- 
monly called  the  Canajoharie  patent,  (Canajoharie,  &c, 
Montgomeiy  Co.,) 34 

1753.  Feb.  5.  Return  of  a  survey  for  Saml.  Auchmuty  and  others, 

of  sundrey  tracts  of  land  containing  together  18,000  acres 
of  land,  being  part  of  two  larger  tracts  situate  in  the 
county  of  Albany.  The  one  of  which  said  two  larger 
tracts  is  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and  to 
the  westward  of  the  township  of  Schenectady,  purchased 
in  the  year  1733,  from  the  Indians,  by  Walter  Butler  and 
others,  the  other  of  said  larger  tracts  is  on  the  north  side 
of  the  Mohawks  river,  near  the  falls  below  Burnet's  field, 
about  fifty  miles  from  Schenectady,  and  purchased  in  the 
year  1734,  from  the  Indians,  by  Jacob  Glen  and  others, 
(Butler's  purchase,  Duanesburgh,  Schoharie  Co.,  and  Glen's 
purchase,  Fairfield,  Herkimer  Co.,) 35 

Feb.  5.  Return  of  survey  for  Thomas  Ellison,  of  two  certain 
tracts  of  land  situate  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  being  part 
of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans ;  and 
also,  of  the  soil  under  the  water,  fronting  said  Ellison's 
land  in  Ulster  county,  ( Wallkill  and  Crawford,) 36 

Feb.  5.  Return  of  survey  for  Arent  Stephens  and  others,  of 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  273 

Pago. 
1753.        a  certain  tract  of  land  containing  20,000  acres,  situate  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks 

river,  near  Stone  Rabie,  (Ephratah,  Pulton  county,) 37 

Feb.  23.  Petition  of  Noah  Elting,  praying  a  stay  of  the 
patent  intended  to  be  granted  to  Abrm.  Hasbrouck  and 
others,  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 
near  the  New  Paltz,  formerly  patented  to  Lewis  Dubois, 
(New  Paltz  and  Shawangunk,  Ulster  Co.,) 38 

Feb.  13.  Offer  of  Noah  Elting  to  Abrm.  Hasbrouck  and  others, 
to  convey  to  the  owners  of  the  New  Paltz  patent  a  share 
of  so  much  of  the  lands  contained  between  the  line  run 
from  Mogonck  to  the  marked  tree  at  Hudson's  river,  being 
south  fifty -two  degrees  east,  and  the  line  run  from  Mo- 
gonck to  the  Great  Stucks  heck,  to  a  marked  stone,  and 
another  line  run  from  the  said  stone,  at  the  Great  Stucks 
heck  to  the  said  marked  tree,  and  comprehended  within 
a  patent  lately  obtained  by  said  Noah  Elting,  in  propor- 
tion to  their  several  rights  in  the  Paltz  patent,  they  pay- 
ing their  proportionate  parts  of  the  costs  and  expense  in 
obtaining  said  patent,  upon  condition  that  he  shall  hold 
the  lands,  &c,  in  his  possession,  which  he  claims  under 
the  title  of  Lewis  Dubois,  and  that  said  Abrm.  Hasbrouck 
first  give  a  deed  in  trust,  to  convey  the  same  to  him  in 
fee  simple,  after  said  Hasbrouck  obtains  a  patent,  and  also 
unto  Nathl.  Lefever,  the  lands  in  his  possession  and  a  pro- 
portionate part  to  each  of  them,  of  the  undivided  lands 
comprehended  in  their  patent  and  claimed  by  the  owners 
of  the  Paltz  patent,  (New  Paltz  and  Shawangunk,  Ulster 
Co.,) 39 

Feb.  23.  Order  for  Mr.  Elting  to  serve  a  copy  of  his  petition 
on  Mr.  Hasbrouck,  and  appointing  a  day  for  the  parties 
to  be  heard  in  relation  thereto,  and  that  Mr.  Elting  do 
give  security  to  answer  such  charges  as  shall  be  awarded,     40 

Feb.  24.  Bond  of  Noah  Elting  and  George  Harrison,  for  the 
sum  of  £30,  to  pay  such  costs  and  charges  as  shall  be 
adjudged  unto  Abrm.  Hasbrouck  and  others,  in  case  the 
petition  of  said  Noah  Elting  be  found  frivolous, 41 

March  2.  Petition  of  Nich's  Colton  and  Edward  Wilkins, 
praying  letters  patent  for  2,000  acres  of  land  in  Evans' 
patent,  lying  in  the  highlands,  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
upon  and  between  the  mountains  contiguous  to  the  lands 
lately  granted  to  the  children  of  Richd.  Bradley,  deceased,     42 

April  10.  Answer  and  petition  of  John  Becker  and  Johannes 
Eckerson,  in  pursuance  to  his  Excellency's  order,  showing 
why  the  prayer  of  the  petition  of  Wm.  Bauch  and  others 
ought  not  to  be  granted,  and  praying  letters  patent  for 
3,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  purchased  by  them  from 
the  Indians,  (Middleburgh,  Schoharie  Co.,) 43 

April  13.  Petition  of  Johannes  Saml.  Pruyn  and  DirckBratt 
Van  Schoonmaker,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  4,000 
acres  of  a  tract  of  vacant  land,  situate  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and  on 

35 


274  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv. 

Page. 
1753.        the  west  of  Schoharie  creek,  near  a  kill   called  by  the 

Indians  Canagharagarie, 44 

April  16.  Caveat  entered  by  Thomas  Ellison  against  grant- 
ing to  John  Chambers  and  Company  or  any  others,  the 
soil  under  the  water  of  Hudson's  river  fronting  the  lot  of 
land  on  which  he  dwells  until  he  shall  be  further  heard 
concerning  the  same, 45 

April  27.  Petition  of  Rudolph  Staley  and  Johan  Joost  Herch- 
heimer,  junr.,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  16,000  acres 
of  a  tract  of  woodland,  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river  above  the  fall 
called  the  Long  Fall,  adjoining  the  southernmost  patent 
of  Burnett's  field,  and  extending  southerly  into  the  woods, 
(German  Flats  and  Columbia,  Herkimer  Co.,) 46 

April  27.  Caveat  entered  by  Frances  Nicoll,  widow,  against 
granting  to  Thomas  Ellison,  the  soil  under  Hudson's  river 
fronting  the  lot  of  land  on  which  she  dwells  until  she  be 
heard  concerning  the  same, 47 

April  28.  Petition  of  Abrm.  Deyou,  praying  letters  patent 
for  2,000  acres  of  the  land  in  Evans'  patent  in  the  county  of 
Ulster  to  the  southward  and  southwest  of  the  New  Paltz 
patent, 48 

May  1.  Petition  of  Teady  Magin,  praying  a  license  to  pur- 
chase of  the  Indians  30,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of 
land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  beginning  at  the  bounds  of 
Stone  Rabey  patent,  and  running  from  thence  to  a  creek 
called  Canada  kill,  adjoining  the  patent  of  Canajoharie, 
and  is  in  breadth  about  twelve  miles,  (Oppenheim  &  Eph- 
ratah,  Fulton  Co.,) , 49 

May  6.  Draught  of  the  land  patented  to  Wm.  Bauch  and 
others,  and  of  the  lands  adjacent  thereto,  claimed  by 
Johannes  Becker  and  Teunis  Eckerson,  as  having  been 
conveyed  and  confirmed  to  them  both  by  purchase,  and  a 
deed  of  gift  from  the  Indians,  (Middleburgh,  Schoharie 
Co.,)  (see  page  43,) 50 

May  19.  Indian  deed  to  Lambartus  Starnbergh,  of  two  tracts 
of  land  lying  at  Schohary  in  the  county  of  Albany,  the  first 
of  which  beginning  in  the  east  line  of  the  lands  granted  to 
Myndert  Schuyler  and  others,  called  the  Schohary  patent, 
and  at  the  northwest  corner  of  a  tract  of  land  granted  to 
Lewis  Morris  and  Andries  Quieman,  and  runs  from  thence 
along  the  said  line  of  Schohary  patent  north  twenty-five 
degrees  east  one  hundred  and  forty  chains,  then  south 
seventy-five  degrees,  east  one  hundred  and  fifteen  chains, 
then  south  twenty-five  degrees,  west  one  hundred  and  forty 
chains  to  the  said  tract  granted  to  Lewis  Morris  and  An- 
dries Queman,  and  then  along  the  same  to  the  place  where 
this  tract  began,  containing  1,500  acres;  the  other  tract 
begins  at  the  southeast  corner  of  the  said  tract  granted  to 
Lewis  Morris  and  Andries  Quieman,  and  runs  from  thence 
south  twenty-seven  degrees,  west  one  hundred  and  thirty 
chains,  then  north*seventy-five  degrees,_  west  one  hundred 
and  twenty-five  chains  to  the  said  east  line  or  bounds  of 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  275 

Page. 
1753.        Schohary,  and  then  along  the  same  and  the  bounds  of  the 
said  tract  granted  to  Lewis  Morris  andAndries  Quieman, 
to  the  place  of  beginning,  containing  1,600  acres,  (Scho- 
harie, Schoharie  Co.,)  indorsed  with 51 

May  19.  Certificate  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  junr.,  that  the 
bounds  described  therein  are  correct,  and  that  the  purchase 
money  had  been  paid  to  the  Indians  in  his  presence,  &c,     51 

Mary  19.  Indian  deed  to  Johannes  Becker  and  others,  of  a 
certain  tract  of  land  about  six  miles  west  from  Schohary 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  northeast  side  of  a  creek 
called  by  the  Indians  Aschalege,  and  by  the  Christians 
Cobus  kill,  containing  6,000  acres,  (Carlisle  and  Cobles- 
kill,  Schoharie  Co.,)  indorsed  with 52 

May  19.  Certificate  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  junr.,  that  the 
purchase  money  has  been  paid  to  the  Indians  in  his  pre- 
sence, &c, 52 

May  29.  Petition  of  Annatie  U.  Ziellie,  David  Becker  and 
others,  freeholders  and  inhabitants  upon  the  low  lands 
at  Schohary  in  the  county  of  Albany,  praying  a  grant  of 
1,000  acres  of  woodland  adjoining  their  plantations,  and 
petitioned  for  by  Thomas  Eckerson  and  others,  (Middle- 
burgh,  Schoharie  Co.,) 53 

May  29.  Caveat  entered  in  behalf  of  Annatie  V.  Ziellie, 
widow,  David  Becker  and  others,  against  Thomas  Ecker- 
son and  others,  obtaining  a  grant  of  the  unpatented  lands 
adjoining  their  plantations  at  Schohary  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  until  they  be  heard  concerning  the  same, 54 

June  6.  Petition  of  Jacob  Starnberger  and  others,  praying 
a  license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians  8,000  acres  of  a  cer- 
tain tract  of  land  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany  at  Scho- 
hary, between  the  large  patent  of  Schohary  and  the  patent 
of  Renselaerwyck,  on  both  sides  of  Foxes'  creek,  (Scho- 
harie, Schoharie  Co.,) 55 

June  27.  Petition  of  David  Schuyler  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians  a  certain  tract  of  vacant 
land  about  7£  miles  square,  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
adjoining  the  west  side  of  a  lake  called  Caniadarage,  and 
contiguous  to  lands  lately  granted  to  Adam  Young,  (Plain- 
field,  Richfield  and  Exeter,  Otsego  Co.,  and  Winfield, 
Herkimer  Co.,) 56 

July  4.  Petition  of  John  Schuylef  and  Abrm.  Douw,  in  behalf 
of  themselves  and  others,  praying  a  license  to  purchase 
of  the  Indians  28,000  acres  of  a'  certain  tract  of  land  lying 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  on  both  sides  of  a  creek  called  Ooks  creek,  (Sacon- 
daga  patent,  chiefly  in  Fulton  Co.,) 57 

July  16.  Return  of  survey  for  John  Frederick  Bauch  and 
others,  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  containing  36,000  acres 
situate  in  the  county  of  Albany  to  the  westward  of  Scho- 
hary and  on  the  south  side  of  a  creek  called  by  the  Indians 
Otsgarage,  and  by  the  inhabitants  Cobus  kill,  (Cobles- 
kill,  Schoharie  Co.,) 38 

July  18.  Petition  of  Johannes   Becker,  Junr.,  and   others, 


276  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv. 

Page. 
1*753.  praying  letters  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  situate 
about  six  miles  west  of  Schohary,  in  the  county  of  Al- 
bany, on  the  north  side  of  a  creek,  called  by  the  Indians 
Aschalege,  and  by  the  Christians  Cobus  kill,  containing 
6,000  acres,  (Carlisle  and  Cobleskill,  Schoharie  Co.,)  (see 
page  52,) 59 

July  18.  Petition  of  Lambertus  Starnbergh  and  Adam  Starn- 
bergh,  praying  letters  patent  for  two  certain  tracts  of 
land,  lying  at  Schohary,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  and 
containing  together  about  3,100  acres,  (Schoharie,  Scho- 
harie Co.,)  (see  page  51,) GO 

July  26.  Petition  of  Jacob  Timberman  and  Johan  Joost 
Snell,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians  4,000 
acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  about 
six  miles  below  the  great  flatts,  between  the  lands  there, 
belonging  to  Petrus  Van  Driesen  and  Corns.  Cuyler, 
(Manheim,  Herkimer  Co.,) , 61 

July  20.  Petition  of  Johannes  Lawyer,  Junr.,  and  others, 
praying  a  license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians  8,000  acres 
of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
about  twelve  miles  west  of  Schohary,  on  the  west  and 
north  side  of  a  patent,  granted  to  Jacob  Borst,  Mathw. 
Bowman  and  others,  (Sharon,  Schoharie  Co.,) 62 

July  28.  License  to  Johannes  Lawyer,  Junr.,  and  others,  to 
purchase  of  the  Indians  8,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of 
land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  about  twelve  miles 
west  of  Schohary,  on  the  west  and  north  side  of  a  patent, 
granted  to  Jacob  Borst,  Mathew  Bowman  and  others, 
(Sharon,  Schoharie  Co.,) 63 

July  28.  Petition  of  James  Stewart,  in  behalf  of  himself  and 
others,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians  8,000 
acres  of  a  parcel  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  beginning  at  the 
south  and  southeast  corner  of  a  tract  of  land,  granted  to 
Arent  Stevens,  Dow  Fonda  and  others,  and  from  thence 
to  the  bounds  of  Peter  Winne  and  Hans  Hunns  patents, 
called  Sachendage,  and  also  two  small  parcels  of  land, 
containing  together  500  acres,  lying  on  the  north  side  of 
the  Mohawks  river,  one  of  which  lies  between  the  lands 
of  Walter  Butler  and  Marian  Scott,  and  the  other  be- 
tween the  patents  of  Col.  Schuyler,  De  Peyster  Van  Slyke 
and  others,  (Johnstown,  Fulton  Co.,) , 64 

August  7.  Petition  of  John  McNeile  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians  a  certain  tract  of  land, 
4  miles  square,  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  about  eight  miles  to  the 
westward  of  Conagoharie  castle,  contiguous  to  lands 
there,  belonging  to  David  Young,  lying  partly  between 
two  places,  called  by  the  Indians  Johaide  and  Joshua, 
(Stark,  Herkimer  Co.,  and  Springfield,  Otsego  Co.,) 65 

August  27.  Petition  of  Ury  Rightmeyer  and  Hendk.  Weaver, 
in  behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  praying  a  license  to 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS  277- 

PagQ. 
1753.  purchase  32,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  situate  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  to  the  southward  of  Schoharie,  be- 
ginning at  the  southernmost  bounds  of  a  patent  granted 
to  Capt.  Edwd.  Clarke  and  others,  called  Breakabine,  and 
running  from  thence  up  along  both  sides  of  Schohary 
creek,  "to  the  patent  of  the  Vanbergens,  running  ten  miles 
into  the  woods,  on  each  side  of  the  said  creek,  (Blenheim 

and  Broome,  Schoharie  Co.,)  (see  page  69,) 66 

August  31.  Petition  of  Augustine  Moore  and  John  Meyer, 
praying  letters  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of 
land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of 
the  Mohawks  river,  about  twelve  miles  distant  from  said 
river,  to  the  west  of  a  tract  granted  to  Peter  Wagener, 
David  Schuyler  and  others,  and  to  the  southeast  of  a 
tract  granted  to  James  Henderson  and  others,  (Blenheim 

and  Broome,  Schoharie  Co.,) 67 

Sept.  21.  License  to  Ury  Rightmeyer  and  Hendk.  Weaver, 
in  behalf  of  themselves  and  their  associates,  to  purchase  of 
the  Indians  32,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  situate  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  to  the  southward  of  Schohary,  be- 
ginning at  the  southernmost  bounds  of  a  patent,  granted 
to  Captn.  Edwd.  Clarke  and  others,  called  Breakabine, 
and  running  from  thence  up  along  both  sides  of  Schoharie 
creek,  to  the  patent  of  the  Vanbeigens,  running  ten  miles 

into  the  woods,  on  each  side  of  said  creek,  with 09 

Sept,  7.  Appointment  of  John  Dies,  by  Cadwallader  Colden 
and  Alexr.  Colden,  as  deputy  surveyor,  to  survey  the 

same, 69 

Sept.  1.  Return  of  survey  for  John  Chambei-s  and  others,  of 
the  water  lots,  fronting  the  lands  of  the  owners  and  pro- 
prietors of  lands  on  Hudson's  river,  between  the  north 
bounds  of  the  lands  of  said  John  Chambers,  and  the 
north  bounds  of  the  lands  of  Thomas  Ellison,  (at  New- 
Windsor,  Orange  Co.,) 70 

Sept.  1.  Map  of  the  soil  fronting  the  lands  of  the  owners  and 
proprietors  of  lands  on  Hudson's  river,  between  the  north 
bounds  of  the  lands  of  John  Chambers,  and  the  north 

bounds  of  Thomas  Ellison's  land, 71 

Sept.  10.  Return  of  survey  for  Lambertus  Harnbergh  and 
Adam  Harnbergh,  of  two  certain  tracts  of  land,  contain- 
ing together  3,000  acres,  lying  at  Schohary,  in  the  county 

of  Albany,  (Schoharie,  Schoharie  Co.,) 72 

Sept.  10.  Return  of  survey  for  Johannes  Becker,  Junr.,  and 
others,  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  situate  about  six  miles 
west  from  Schohary,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
north  side  of  a  creek,  called  by  the  Indians  Aschalege, 
and  by  the  Christians  Cobuskill,  containing  6,000  acres, 

(Carlisle  and  Cobleskill,  Schoharie  Co.,) 73 

Sept.  27.  Extract  of  letters  patent  of  confirmation  granted 
to  Wm.  Leveridge,  of  three  tracts  of  land  lying  in  Kats- 
kill,  near  the  fall  of  water  called  by  the  Indians  Quata- 

vichnack,   (Greene  county,) 74 

Sept.  13.  Bond  from  John  Van  Dyck  and  Jacob  Van  Dyck, 


2/8  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv. 

Page. 

1753.  to  Thomas  Eckeroon  and  others,  for  £50,  conditioned 
that  the  said  John  Van  Dyck  shall  pay  to  said  Thomas 
Eckerson  and  others,  the  costs  and  charges  that  may  be 
awarded  to  the  said  Eckerson  and  others,  by  reason  of  a 
caveat  entered  by  said  John  Van  Dyck  in  behalf  of  him- 
self and  others,  against  granting  letters  patent  to  Thos. 
Eckerson  and  others,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  on 
both  sides  of  Schohary  creek,  in  the  county  of  Albany,.  75 
Oct.  2d.  Petition  of  Ury  Rightmeyer  and  others,  praying 
letters  patent  for  8,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract  of  land 
situate  in  the  county  of  Albany,  about  eight  miles  to  the 
southward  of  Schohary,  between  the  lands  patented  to 
Capt.  Edward  Clarke  and  to  Garet  Van  Bergen,  Erancis 
Salsbury  and  others,  (Blenheim,  &c,  Schoharie  county,).  78 
Nov.  7.  Petition  of  Hendk.  Peterson  and  other  Mohawk 
Indians,  praying  that  the  Germans  may  have  part  of  the 
land  that  Teady  Magin  intends  taking  up,  (Russia,  Nor- 
way, Salisbury,  West  Brunswick,  <fcc.,  Herkimer  county,)  77 
Nov.  13.  Indian  deed  to  Frederick  Miller,  Adam  Scheifer 
and  others,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  south 
side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and  bounded  as  follows,  viz. : 
on  the  north  and  northwest  sides  thereof  upon  Wnggoners, 
on  the  east  and  northeast  sides  upon  Cherry  Valley  and 
another  small  patent  of  500  acres,  on  the  south  and  south- 
west sides  thereof  upon  Livingston's  patent,  and  upon  the 
west  side  upon  the  lake  called  by  the  Indians  Otseke,  and 
a  creek  issuing  out  of  the  said  lake,  being  a  branch  of 
Susquehannah  river,  indorsed  with 77 

1761.  March  30.  Deposition  of  Jchn  Butler,  that  the  contents 
thereof  was  interpreted  to  the  Conojohary  Indians,  and 

also  with 77 

March  23.  Certificate  of  Win.  Johnson,  that  the  purchase 
money  specified  therein  was  paid, 77 

1753.  Nov.  18.  Indian  deed  to  James  Stewart  and  others,  for  a 
certain  tract  of  land  beginning  at  the  southeast  corner 
of  the  land  purchased  by  and  granted  to  Arent  Stevens, 
Dow  Fonda  and  others,  lying  on  the  north  side  of 
the  Mohawks  river,  about  twenty  miles  above  Schenec- 
tady, and  about  four  miles  and  a  half  from  the  Mohawks 
river,  and  running  from  thence  northerly  along  westerly 

bounds  of  a  tract  of  land  granted  to Winne,  Hance 

Hunn  and  others,  then  southerly  to  the  north  corner  of  a 
tract  granted  to  Arent  Stevens,  Dow  Fonda  and  others, 
west  to  the  rock  on  the  side  of  Canigaghthudda  creek, 
where  Stevens  land  began,  from  thence  back  the  same  line 
north  seven  degrees,  west  eighty-nine  chains  to  the  west 
side  of  Garoge  creek,  thence  along  the  westerly  side  of 
said  creek,  as  it  runs,  to  the  place  where  another  creek 
called  Caniahdutta,  falls  into  the  said  Garoge  creek,  then 
closing  on  Stone  Arabie,  and  also  two  small  parcels  of  land 
on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  one  of  which 
begins  at  the  southwest  corner  of  Walter  Butler's  land, 
(Johnstown,  Fulton  county,)  indorsed  with 78 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  279 

Page. 
1753.  Nov.  18.  Certificate  of  Peter  Van  Driesen,  that  the  same 

was  surveyed  in  the  presence  of  the  Indians,  and  also  with     "78 
Nov.  23.  Certificates  of  Win.  Johnson,  that   the   purchase 
money  mentioned   therein  was   paid,   and   the   contents 
thereof  duly  interpreted, 78 

1752.  July  8.  Bond  of  Win.  Spencer  to  Geo.  Clerk,  for  ten  pounds, 

conditioned  that  he  shall  settle  within  six  months,  lot  85, 
in  the  township  of  Cherry  Valley,  formerly  taken  up  by 
Charles  Parker,  and  also  that  he  shall  be  forthcoming  for 

the  rents  and  profits  thereof,  (Otsego  county,)  with 79 

List  of  articles  contained  in  the  obligations  settled  upon  Mr. 
Clark's  land  in  Cherry  Valley, 79 

1753.  April  27.  Bond  of  Robert  Shankland  to  Geo:  Clerk,  for  £10, 

conditioned  that  he  shall  settle  within  six  months,  lott  67, 
in  the  township  of  Cherry  Valley,  and  also  that  he  shall 
be  forthcoming  for  the  rents  and  profits  thereof,  (Otsego 
county,) : 80 

April  27.  Bond  of  Geo:  Burne  to  Geo:  Clerk,  for  £10,  con- 
ditioned that  he  shall  settle  within  six  months,  lot  6,  in 
in  the  township  of  Cherry  Valley,  and  also  that  he  shall 
be  forthcoming  for  the  rents  and  profits  thereof,  (Otsego 
county,) 81 

May  9th.  Bond  of  Geo.  Rickart  to  Geo.  Clerk,  for  £10,  con- 
ditioned that  he  shall  settle  within  six  months  lots  4  and 
5,  in  the  township  of  Cherry  Valley,  and  also  that  he  shall 
be  forthcoming  for  the  rents  and  profits  thereof,  (Otsego 
county,) 82 

May  12.  Bond  of  Win.  Farguson  to  Geo.  Clerk,  for  £10, 
conditioned  that  he  shall  settle  within  six  months  lot  35, 
in  the  township  of  Cherry  Valley,  and  also  that  he  shall 
be  forthcoming  for  the  rents  and  profits  thereof,  (Otsego 
county,) 83 

May  22.  Bond  of  Peter  Cratty  to  Geo.  Clerk,  for  £10,  con- 
ditioned that  he  shall  settle  within  six  months  lot  41,  in 
fhe  township  of  Cherry  Valley,  and  also  that  he  shall  be 
forthcoming  for  the  rents  and  profits  thereof,  (Otsego 
county,) 84 

July  10.  "Bond  of  Bassil  Taus  to  Geo  :  Clerk  for  £10,  condi- 
tioned that  he  shall' settle,  within  six  months,  lott  46,  in 
the  township  of  Cherry  Valley,  and  also  that  he  shall  be 
forthcoming  for  the  rents  and  profits  thereof,   85 

Oct.  16.  Bond  of  Alexr.  Dunlop  to  Geo  :  Clerk  for  £10,  con- 
ditioned that  he  shall  settle,  within  six  months,  lott  53,  in 
the  township  of  Cherry  Valley,  and  also  that  he  shall  be 
forthcoming  for  the  rents  and  profits  thereof,  (Otsego 
county,) 86 

Nov.  22.  Bond  of  John  Taus  to  Geo.  Clerk  for  £10,  condi- 
tioned that  he  shall  settle,  within  six  months,  lott  45,  in 
the  township  of  Cherry  Valley,  and  also  that  he  shall 
be  forthcoming  for  the  rents  and  profits  thereof,  (Otsego 
county,)   87 

Nov.  28.  Bond  of  John  Harper  to  Geo  :  Clerk  for  £10,  con- 
ditioned that  he  shall  settle,  within  six  months,  lott  35, 


280'  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv. 

Page. 

1753.  in  the  township  of  Cherry  Valley,  and  also  that  he  shall 
be  forthcoming  for  the  rents  and  profits  thereof,  (Otsego 
county,) 88 

1754.  Jan.  31.  Copy  of  the  26th,  27th,  56th  and  59th  articles  of 

his  majesty's  instructions  to  Sir  Danvers  Osborne.  The 
26th  and  27th  articles  relate  to  appeals  in  courts  of  law. 
The  56th  relates  to  the  granting  and  distributing  6f  lands, 
the  quit  rents  to  be  reserved  on  every  100  acres  of  land 
granted ;  no  person  to  be  allowed  more  than  1,000  acres ; 
due  regard  to  be  paid  to  the  number  of  persons  each 
grantees  family  consists  of,  and  his  ability  to  cultivate  the 
same.  The  59th  article  requires  that  every  person  apply- 
ing for  a  grant  of  land,  shall  make  it  appear  they  are  in  a 
condition  to  settle  and  cultivate  the  same  ;  that  the  sur- 
veyor general  cause  a  warrant  of  survey  to  be  made  out, 
and  that  the  same  be  entered  in  the  auditor's  office,  and 
registered  in  the  secretary's  office,  &c, 89 

Feb.  25.  Report  of  the  committee  .of  council,  to  whom  the 
56th  and  59th  articles  of  his  majesty's  instructions  to  Sir 
Danvers  Osborne,  relating  to  the  passing  grants  of  lands, 
were  referred, 90 

March  1.  Petition  of  Fredk.  Miller  and  others,  praying  a 
further  license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians  24,000  acres  of 
a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  between  a  cei- 
tain  lake,  called  Otsege,  and  a  creek  called  by  the  Indians, 
Adaquicktinge,  containing  in  the  whole,  about  30,000 
acres,  91 

March  1.  Petition  of  Mathew  Ferrall,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  company,  praying  a  further  license  to  purchase  of  the 
Six  Nations  of  Indians,  130,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract 
of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  to  the  south  and 
southwest  of  Schohary,  (Ephratah,  Fulton  county,) 92 

March  5.  Affidavit  of  Wm.  Johnson,  to  prove  the  purchase, 
by  Mathw.  Ferrall,  of  130,000  acres  of  land,  lying  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  to  the  south  and  southwest  of  Schohary,     93 

March  1.  Report  of  the  committee,  to  whom  was  referred 
the  petition  of  Matthew  Ferrall  and  others,  praying  for 
a  further  license  to  purchase  130,000  acres  of  land  from 
the  Indians, 94 

March  1.  Petition  of  John  Christr.  Hartwick,  in  behalf  of 
himself  and  others,  praying  a  further  license  to  purchase 
of  the  Indians,  24,000  acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  to  the 
westward  of  Schohary,  (Hartwick,  Otsego  county,)  with     95 

March  5.  Affidavit  of  Wm.  Johnson,  to  prove  the  purchase 
of  certain  lands,  by  John  Christr.  Hartwick,  of  the  Cono- 
johary  Indians, 96 

March  5.  Report  of  the  committee,  to  whom  was  referred 
the  petition  of  John  Christr.  Hartwick,  in  behalf  of  him- 
self and  others,  and  the  petition  of  Fredk.  Miller  and 
others,  praying  a  further  license  to  purchase  of  the  Indi- 
ans, 24,000  acres  of  land, 97 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  281' 

Pago. 
175-1.  March  14.  Petition  of  Wm.  Walton  and  others,  praying  let- 
ters patent  for  making  the  wharf  in  Montgomery  ward,  in 
the  city  of  New  York,  fronting  the  east  river,  from  Robt. 
Livingston's  lot  to  the  east  end  of  James  Debrosses  lot,  a 
free  wharf  for  the  shipping  and  unloading  of  goods,  wares 
and  merchandize,  (east  of  Beekman  street,  New  York,).     98 

April  26.  Petition  of  Evert  VVynkoop  and  Petrus  E.  Elmen- 
dorph,  praying  the  grant  of  a  new  charter  to  the  corpora- 
tion of  Kinston,  in  the  county  of  Ulster, 99 

April  27.  Indian  deed  to  Johannes  S.  Pruyn  and  Dirck  B. 
Van  Sconover,  for  three  certain  tracts  of  land,  situate  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  to  the  west  of  Schohary,  (Schoha- 
rie county,)  indorsed  with 100 

April  27.  Certificate  of  Cadwallader  Golden,  Jun.,  that  the 
same  was  surveyed  by  him,  and  the  purchase  money  men- 
tioned therein  was  paid  in  his  presence,  and  also  with.  . .   100 

April  29.  Certificate  of  Wm.  Johnson,  that  the  same  was 
duly  executed, 100 

May  1 .  Return  of  survey  for  Ury  Rightmeyer  and  others,  of 
three  certain  tracts  of  land,  containing  together  8,000 
acres,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  about  8  miles  to  the 
southward  of  Schohary,  between  the  lands  granted  to 
Capt.  Edwd.  Clarke,  and  to  Garret  Vanbergen,  Frs. 
Salisbury  and  others,  (Blenheim  and  Broome,  Schoharie 
county,) 101 

May  17.  Draft  of  a  warrant  to  Wm.  Kempe,  attorney  gen- 
eral, to  prepare  letters  patent  to  Wm.  Walton  and  others, 
for  a  free  wharf  in  the  city  of  New  York,  {seepage  98,).    102 

May  18.  Indian  deed  to  Rudolp  Stale  and  Johan  Joost 
Herchkeimer,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  situate  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  beginning  on  the  south  bank  of  said  river,  at  the 
uppermost  marked  tree,  or  westermost  bounds  of  the  patent 
of  the  great  flatts,  and  runs  from  thence  along  said  river, 
to  a  creek  called  ye  Half  Way  kill,  where  it  falls  into  the 
said  river,  thence  south  thirty-eight  degrees,  west  six  hun- 
dred and  eighty  chains,  then  south  fifty-two  degrees,  east 
six  hundred  and  fifty  chains  to  and  along  a  tract  of  land 
lately  surveyed  for  Peter  D.  Schuyler  and  others,  to  a 
tract  of  land  granted  to  David  Young  and  others,  then 
along  the  bounds  thereof  to  another  tract  of  land  formerly 
granted  to  James  Henderson  and  others,  and  then  along 
the  bounds  thereof,  north  three  hundred  and  thirty-five 
chains,  and  south  seventy-eight  degrees,  and  east  one  hun- 
dred and  ninety-seven  chains,  and  southeast  one  hundred 
and  twenty  chains,  and  then  north  to  the  land  formerly 
purchased  of  the  Indian  proprietors  thereof  by  the  people 
of  the  great  flatts,  and  then  along  the  same  to  the  place 
where  the  tract  began,  containing  about  45,000  acres, 
(German  Flats  and  Columbia,  Herkimer  county,)  indorsed 
with 1 03 

May  18.  Certificate  of  Johan  Joost  Herchkeimer,  justice  of 
the  peace,  that  the  same  was  duly  executed,  and  also  with  103 
36 


282  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv. 

Page. 
1754.  May  18.  Certificate  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  junr.,  that  the 
same  was  surveyed  by  him  and  the  purchase  money  men- 
tioned therein  paid  in  his  presence, 103 

May  27.  Indian  deed  to  David  Schuyler,  Peter  D.  Schuyler 
and  Nich's  Pickett,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  and  on  the  west  side  of  a  lake  called  Caniadarage, 
containing  45,000  acres,  (Schuyler's  patent,  Otsego  Co.,) 
indorsed  with , 1 04 

May  27,  Certificate  of  Cadwallader  Colclen,  junr.,  that  the 
same  was  surveyed  in  the  presence  of  the  Indians,  and  the 
purchase  money  mentioned  therein,  paid  in  his  presence, 
aud  also  with 104 

May  27.  Certificate  of  Hendk.  Fry,  justice  of  the  peace,  that 
the  same  was  duly  executed, 104 

May  29.  Indian  deed  to  Johan  Joost  Schnell  and  Jacob  Timer- 
man,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  at  Canojohare,  on 
the  north  side  of  the  Mohawx  river  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  beginning  at  a  large  white  pine  tree  marked  with 
a  blace  and  three  notches  on  four  sides,  standing  on  the 
west  side  of  a  creek  or  stream  of  Avater  called  Cannady 
kill,  eleven  chains  below  a  great  fall  in  said  creek,  ninety 
chains  from  said  Mohawks  river,  measured  on  a  north, 
twenty  degrees  east  course,  and  runs  from  said  tree  north 
eighty-four  degrees,  west  one  hundred  chains,  thence  north 
forty-five  degrees,  west  eighty  chains,  thence  south  three 
degrees  thirty  minutes,  west  sixty-eight  chains  to  the  said 
Mohawks  river,  at  a  marked  tree  standing  eight  chains 
below  the  mouth  of  a  creek  called  by  the  Indians  Cathe- 
tackne,  then  up  the  stream  of  the  said  Mohawks  river,  as 
it  runs  to  a  young  walnut  tree  marked  on  three  sides  stand- 
ing opposite  to  the  dwelling  house  of  Han  Nickoll  Her- 
chen,  then  north  fifty  degrees,  east  forty  chains,  thence 
south  eighty  degrees,  east  eighty  chains,  to  the  said  creek 
called  Cathetackne,  then  up  the  stream  thereof  as  it  runs 
to  a  birch  tree  marked  with  IS,  being  ninety-five  chains  in 
a  straight  line,  and  from  thence  north  seventy  degrees, 
east  ninety-one  chains  to  the  said  Cannady  kill,  and  thence 
down  the  stream  thereof  to  the  place  of  beginning,  con- 
taining about  3,600  acres,  (Manheim,  Herkimer  Co.,)  in- 
dorsed with 105 

May  29.  Certificate  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  junr.,  that  the 
same  was  surveyed  by  him,  and  the  purchase  money  men- 
tioned therein  paid  in  his  presence,  and  also  with 105 

May  29.  Certificate  of  Hendk.  Fry,  justice  of  the  peace, 
that  the  same  was  duly  executed, 105 

May  29.  Indian  deed  to  John  Christr.  Hartwick,  for  a  tract 
of  land  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 
beginning  on  the  west  side  of  Susquehannah  river  at 
the  northerly  bounds  of  a  patent  granted  to  Arent  Bradt, 
Volkert  Van  Veghten  aud  others,  and  running  from  thence 
up  the  said  river  six  miles  to  a  young  lime  tree,  standing 
near  said  river  extending   in   breadth  from    said    river 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  2S3 

Pago. 
1754.        into  the  woods  six  miles,  (Hartwiok,  Otsego  Co.,)  indorsed 

with 106 

May  29.  Certificate  of  Win.  Johnson,  that  the  Indian  pro- 
prietors have  duly  acknowledged  the  sale  thereof,  and  that 
the  purchase  money  therein  mentioned  was  paid  in  his 
presence,  and  also  with 10G 

May  30.  Certificate  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  junr.,  that  the 
same  was  surveyed  in  the  presence  of  the  Indians, 103 

June  6.  Indian  deed  to  Johannes  Lawyer,  junr.,  and  others, 
for  a  certain  tract  of  land  situate  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
to  the  westward  of  Schoharre,  beginning  on  the  east  side 
of  a  creek  called  Otsgarrege,  and  containing  13,000  acres, 
(Sharon,  Schoharie  Co.,)  indorsed  with 108 

June  6.  Certificate  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  junr.,  that  the 
same  was  surveyed,  and  the  purchase  money  mentioned 
therein  paid  in  his  presence,  and  also  with 108 

June  6.  Certificate  of  Jno.  Babtist  Van  Eps,  justice  of  the 
peace,  that  the  same  Avas  duly  executed, 103 

June  6.  Indian  deed  to  George  Zemer  and  others,  of  a  cer- 
tain tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
east  side  of  Schohary,  beginning  at  the  northeast  corner 
of  the  northermost  of  two  tracts  of  land  surveyed  for 
Lambertus  Sternbergh,  and  runs  from  thence  north  twenty 
seven  degrees,  east  ninety-two  chains,  then  south  sixty- 
six  degrees,  east  one  hundred  and  fifty-five  chains,  then 
south  thirty-one  degrees,  east  two  hundred  and  ten 
chains,  then  south  thirty-two  degrees,  west  three  hundred 
and  ninety-eight  chains,  then  north  fifty-nine  degrees,  west 
four  hundred  chains  to  the  bounds  of  the  old  patent  of 
Schohary,  then  along  the  bounds  thereof  north  25  degrees, 
east  thirty  chains  to  a  tract  of  land  surveyed  for  Lamber- 
tus Stenbergh,  and  then  along  the  bounds  thereof  to  a 
tract  of  land  granted  to  Johs.  Lawyer  and  Phillip  Bergh, 
and  then  round  and  along  the  bounds  of  the  same  to  the 
first  mentioned  tract  surveyed  for  Lambertus  Stenbergh, 
and  thence  to  the  place  where  the  first  mentioned  tract 
began,  containing  about  13,000  acres,  (Schoharie,  Scho- 
harie Co.,)  indorsed  with 109 

June  G.  Certificate  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  junr.,  that  the 
same  was  surveyed  and  the  purchase  money  mentioned 
therein  paid  in  his  presence,  and  also  with 109 

June  G.  Certificate  of  John  Babtist  Van  Eps,  justice  of  the 
peace,  that  the  same  was  duly  executed, 109 

June  29.  Petition  of  some  Muhheckkaunuck  or  river  Indians, 
praying  compensation  for  the  following  tracts  of  land, 
which  have  been  patented  without  (as  they  allege)  having 
been  purchased  from  them :  A  tract  lying  at  Wohnock- 
kanmeekkuk,  to  the  east  of  Mr.  Hoaftinan's,  and  running 
south  some  miles  ;  another  tract  at  the  upper  part  of 
Clavereck,  or  the  south  part  of  Kinderhook ;  another 
large  tract  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  opposite 
Albany,  beginning  about  two  miles  from  the  river,  and 
running  south  till  it  comes  to  Hudson's  river,  excepting 


284  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv. 

Page. 

1754.       the  meadows  or  low  lands;  the  south  part  of  Ransler's 

Island,  a  little  below  Albany ;  another  large  tract,  east  of 

Kinclerhook,  and  reaching  several  miles  to  the  east,  taken 

tip  by  Mr.  Van  Ransler ;  and  another  large  tract  called 

Tovichchook, 110 

July  4.  Petition  of  George  Klock  and  Wm.  Nellis,  hi  behalf 
of  himself  and  others,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  a  cer- 
tain tract  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  between  two  creeks 
there,  the  one  called  Garoge  creek,  and  the  other  Caio- 
haron  or  Canada  creek,  beginning  at  the  back  or  northerly 
bounds  of  the  patented  lands  there,  on  the  said  river, 
formei'ly  granted  to  Francis  Harrison  and  others,  and 
tending  from  thence  into  the  woods  two  miles  and  a  half, 
the  whole  breadth  between  the  said  creeks,  and  contain- 
ing about  12,000  acres,  (Oppenheim  and  Ephratah,  Fulton 

Co.,) ...Ill 

July  5.  Indian  deed  to  Teady  Magin,  for  a  tract  of  land, 
lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  between  two  creeks  there,  the  one  called 
Garoge  creek,  and  the  other  Caioharon  or  Canada  creek, 
beginning  at  the  distance  of  about  five  miles  from  said 
river,  on"  the  back  of  the  northerly  bounds  of  the  lands 
there,  purchased  by  George  Klock  and  Wm.  Nellis,  in 
behalf  of  themselves  and  others,  and  extending  from 
thence  seven  miles  into  the  woods,  being  in  breadth  the 
whole  distance  between  said  creeks,  (Oppenheim,  Ephratah 

and  Stratford,  Fulton  Co.,) 112 

July  22.  Covenant  of  Augustine  Moore,  to  convey  to  Golds- 
brow  Banyar,  one-half  of  a  tract  of  land,  situate  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  about  twelve  miles  to  the  south  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  and  lying  to  the  west  of  a  tract  of  land 
granted  to  Peter  Wagener,  David  Schuyler  and  others, 
and  to  the  southeast  of  a  tract  granted  to  James  Hen- 
derson and  others,  on  his  obtaining  his  majesty's  letters 
patent,  for  4,000  acres  of  said  tract,  petitioned  for  by  the 
said  Augustine  Moore  and  John  Myer,  (Schuyler's  patent, 

Otsego  Co.,) H4 

July  30.  Petition  of  David  Schuyler  and  others,  praying 
letters  patent,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land,  lying  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  and  on  the  west  of  a  lake  called  Caniadarage,  con- 
taining 45,000  acres ;  and  also  praying  that  John  Myer 
and  Augustine  Moore  may  each  be  granted  2,000  acres  of 
said  tract,  and  that  Coenradt  Mathys  may  likewise  be 
granted  1,000  acres  of  said  tract,  (Schuyler's  patent,  Ot- 
sego Co.,) 115 

August  12.  Petition  of  Saml.  Rodman,  of  the  county  of 
Westchester,  and  John  Woolley,  of  Hempstead,  in  Queens 
county,  praying  letters  patent,  for  establishing  with  a 
privilege  a  ferry  across  the  East  river,  extending  from 
Anne  Hooksneck  to  Gravelly  or  Cedar  Tree  brook,  on  the 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  285 

Pago. 
1754.       north  side,  and  from  the  head  of  Hempstead  harbour,  to 

Matagarisons  bay,  on  the  south  side  of  said  river, 116 

August  24.  Deed  of  Margaret  Mahon,  of  the  island  of  St. 
Christopher,  conveying  in  fee  to  her  son  John  Mahon,  all 
the  lands,  tfec.,  in  the  province  of  New  York,  Long  Island 
or  the  Jerseys,  late  the  property  of  her  father,  Ebenezer 
Wilson,  deceased, 117 

Sept.  3.  Petition  of  Hendk.  Ten  Eyck,  praying  letters  patent, 
for  a  small  piece  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  between  two  patents 
there,  the  one  formerly  granted  to  said  Hendk.  Ten  Eyck, 
and  the  other  to  Johannes  Visger,  containing  195  acres, 
(Glen,  Montgomery  Co.,) 118 

Sept.  3.  Petition  of  James  Stewart  and  others,  praying  letters 
patent,  for  24,000  acres  of  two  certain  tracts  of  land,  lying 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mo- 
hawks river,  one  of  which  lies  adjoining  a  tract  of  land 
granted  to  Arent  Stevens  and  others,  and  the  other  con- 
tiguous to  the  lands  belonging  to  Walter  Butler  and 
Marian  Scott,  (Johnstown,  Fulton  Co.,) 119 

Sept.  16.  Promise  of  some  Conajohary  Indians,  to  give  to 
John  Fellys  a  piece  of  land,  instead  of  a  piece  which  he 
lost  in  the  patent  of  Peter  Wagener, 120 

Sept.  30.  Petition  of  Wm.  Bauch  and  others,  praying  letters 
patent,  for  three  tracts  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  on  both  sides  of  Schohary  creek,  except  the  part 
to  the  eastermost  of  said  three  tracts,  lying  to  the  north- 
east and  southeast  of  little  Schohary  or  Mill  creek,  and 
controverted  by  Jonannes  Becker  and  Johannes  Eckerson, 
and  the  petitioner  on  behalf  of  Thomas  Eckerson ;  and 
also  for  three  small  islands,  in  Schohary  river,  containing 
altogether  about  4,000  acres,  (Middleburgh,  Schoharie 
Co.,) 121 

Oct.  14.  Petition  of  Rudolph  Staley,  John  Joost  Herkimer, 
Junr.,  and  others,  praying  letters  patent  for  34,000  acres 
of  a  certain  tract,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  adjoining  to  the  patent 
of  the  great  flatts,  and  containing  about  45,000  acres, 
(German  Flats  and  Columbia,  Herkimer  Co.,) 122 

Oct.  28.  Indian  deed  to  Richd.  Shuckburgh,  for  a  certain 
tract  of  land,  lying  in  the  Mohawks  country,  about  four 
miles  above  the  Mohawk  castle,  on  the  west  side  of  Tien- 
onderoge,  alias  Schohoree  creek,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
being  bounded  on  the  north  by  the  patents  of  John  P. 
Maybe  and  Jacob  Glen  and  Co.,  southwesterly  by  the 
patent  of  Wm.  Cony,  and  easterly  by  the  Tienonderoge 
or  Schoharee  creek,  containing  1,166  acres,  (Glen,  Mont- 
gomery Co.,)  indorsed  with 123 

Oct.  25.  Certificate  of  John  Lewis,  that  the  same  was  sur- 
veyed by  him  in  the  presence  of  the  Indians,  and  also 
with 123 

Oct.  25.  Certificates  of  Wm.  Johnson  and  John  Lewis,  that 


286  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv. 

Page. 
1754.        the  purchase  money  mentioned  therein  was  paid  in  their 

presence,  and  that  the  same  was  duly  executed, 123 

Nov.  21.  Petition  of  Richd.  Shuckburgb.  and  Jacobus  Van 
Dyck,  praying  letters  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  about  four  miles  above  the  Mohawks 
Castle  on  the  west  side  of  Tienonderoga  or  Schohary 
creek,  bounded  northward  by  lands  granted  to  James  De 
Lancey  and  others,  southerly  by  lands  granted  to  Wm. 
Correy  and  others,  and  eastwardly  by  Schohary  creek, 
containing  1,166  acres,  and  also  for  a  small  tract  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
lying  between  the  lands  granted  to  Capt.  Jno.  Scott  and 
the  lands  granted  to  James  De  Lancey  and  others,  on 
both  sides  of  a  creek  called  Aries  creek,  containing  177 
acres,  (Glen,  Montgomery  county,) 124 

Nov.  6.  Covenant  of  Wm.  Bauch  and  Nich's  York,  in  behalf 
of  themselves  and  Jacob  Fredk.  Lawyer,  to  convey  to 
Johan  Joost  Mattys  and  Johan  Nich's  Mattys,  50  acres 
out  of  the  eastermost  end,  and  100  acres  out  of  the  wester- 
most  end  of  three  certain  tracts  of  land  lying  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  both  sides  of  Schohary  creek,  on  their  ob- 
taining letters  patent  for  the  same,  (Middleburgk,  Schoha- 
rie county,) 125 

July  5.  Indian  deed  to  George  Klock  and  "Wm.  Nellis  and 
others,  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  between 
Garoge  Creek  and  Caiharon  or  Canada  creek,  beginning 
about  two  miles  and  a  quarter  from  said  river,  at  the  back 
or  northerly  bounds  of  the  patented  lands  there  on  the 
said  river,  formerly  granted  to  Frs.  Harrison  and  others, 
but  since  belonging  to  said  George  Klock  and  others,  and 
extending  from  thence  into  the  woods  two  miles  and  a 
half,  the  whole  breadth  between  the  said  two  creeks  being 
bounded  towards  the  east  by  Garoge  creek,  towards  the 
north  by  the  lands  purchased  by  Teady  Magin,  towards 
the  west  by  Canada  creek  aforesaid,  and  towards  the  south 
by  the  patented  lands  aforesaid,  containing  about  12,000 
acres,  (Oppenheim,  andEphratah,  Fulton  county,)  indorsed 
with 126 

Nov.  16.  Certificates  of  John  Lewis  and  Hendk.  Fry,  justice 
of  the  peace,  that  the  same  was  surveyed  by  him  in  the 
presence  of  the  Indians,  and  that  the  purchase  money  was 
•paid,  and  also  that  the  same  was  duly  executed, 126 

Dec.  10.  Petition  of  George  Klock,  "Wm.  Nellis  and  others, 
praying  letters  patents  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 
between  Garoge  creek  and  Caiharon  or  Canada  Creek,  (see 
page  126,) 127 

Dec.  1 8.  Return  of  survey  for  George  Klock  and  "Wm.  Nellis, 
and  others,  of  a  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawk  river,  contain- 
ing 16,000  acres,  with  map  of  the  same, 128 

Dec.  19.  Return  of  survey  for  Abrm.  Duyon,  of  a  certain 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  287 

Pago. 

1754.  tract  of  land  lying-  on  the  west  3ide  of  Hudson's  river,  in 
the  county  of  Ulster,  containing  175  acres,  being  part  of 
the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  (New 
Paltz,  Ulster  county,) :  •  •  •   129 

1755.  Feb.  1.  Return    of   survey  for   James   Stewart,    Hamilton 

Stewart  and  others,  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  near  Canighadutta  creek,  containing  24,000  acres, 
(Johnstown,  Fulton  county,) 132 

Feb.  1.  Return  of  survey  for  David  Schuyler,  Nich's  Pickard 
and  others,  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  and 
on  the  west  side  of  a  lake  called  Caniadaraga,  containing 
43,000  acres,  (Schuyler's  patent,  Otsego  county,) 133 

Feb.  5.  Petition  of  Johannes  Saml.  Pruyn  and  Dirck  Bratt 
Van  Schoonhoven,  praying  letters  patent  for  three  tracts 
of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  west  side 
of  Schohary,  containing  together  about  2,300  acres, 134 

Feb.  5.  Petition  of  Jacob  Timberman  and  Johan  Joost 
Schnell,  praying  letters  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  at  Cona- 
joharie,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  containing  about  3,600  acres,  (Man- 
heim,  Herkimer  county,) I35 

Feb.  28.  Petition  of  Johannes  Becker,  Johannes  Eckerson 
and  Thos.  Eckerson,  praying  letters  patent  for  three  tracts 
of  land  at  Schohary,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  the  first  of 
which  begins  at  the  southeast  corner  of  the  patent  of 
Schohary^  formerly  granted  to  Myndert  Schuyler,  being 
on  the  north  side  of  a  brook  called  the  Mill  creek  or  little 
Schohary ;  the  second  of  which  begins  at  the  same  place 
and  runs  thence  south  thirty-eight  degrees,  &c,  and  the 
third  of  which  is  a  small  piece  of  land  known  by  the  name 
of  Hunters  land,  lying  on  both  sides  of  said  Mill  creek, 
containing  together  2,330  acres,  (Middleburgh,  Schoharie 
county,)  136 

April  5.  Petition  of  John  Christr.  Hart  wick  and  others, 
praying  letters  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 
beginning  on  the  west  side  of  Susquehannah  river,  at  the 
northerly  bounds  of  a  patent  granted  to  Volkert  Oothoudt, 
John  De  Witt  and  others,  and  running  from  thence  up 
the  said  river  six  miles  to  a  young  lime  tree  standing  near 
said  river,  marked  with  the  letters  I-W,  1754,  extending 
in  breadth  from  said  river  into  the  woods  six  miles,  con- 
taining about  24,000  acres, 137 

April  25.  Petition  of  Jacob  Foltz,  Johan  Joost  Peterie  and 
others,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  from  the  Indians  '■■ 
50,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  between  two 
creeks,  called  Cajoharon  and  Canada  creek  at  Burnet's 
field,  and  runs  twenty  miles  into  the  woods,  (Herkimer 

Co,) -138 

June  21.  Promissory  note  of  John  Dies,  for  the  payment  of     1 1 


288  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv. 

Page. 

1755.  £155,  to  Cadwallader  Colden  and  Alexr.  Colden,  as  their 
fees  for  the  survey  aud  return  of  a  tract  of  land  for 
Rudolph  Staley,  Johan  Joost  Herchkeimer  and  others, 
with  receipt  of  Alexr.  Colden,  acknowledging  the  pay- 
ment thereof, ......    139 

July  22.  Petition  of  Godfried  Miller,  Adam  Scheifer  and 
others,  praying  letters  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land 
lying  in  the  county  of  Albany  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  bounded  northerly  by  the  lands  granted 
to  John  Lindsey  and  othei's,  southerly  by  a  tract  granted 
to  Volkert  Othout  and  others,  and  westerly  by  the  lake 
Otsege  and  lands  purchased  by  Jno.  Christopher  Hart- 
wick,  containing  about  32,000  acres,  (Middlefield,  Otsego 
Co.,) 140 

July  17.  Return  of  survey  for  John  Christr.  Hartwick  and 
others,  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  beginning  at  the  north- 
westerly bounds  of  a  tract  of  land  granted  to  Volkert 
Othout  and  others,  and  runs  thence  west  four  hundred 
and  eighty  chains,  <fec,  containing  21,500  acres,  (Hart- 
wick, Otsego  Co.,) 141 

1756.  Sept.  30.  Indenture  between  Severyn  Sybrandt  and  Joanna, 

his  wife,  of  the  first  part,  and  Mary  Alexander,  widow, 
and  sole  executrix  of  James  Alexander,  deceased,  of  the 
other  part,  bargaining  and  selling  to  her,  the  said  Mary 
Alexander,  all  that  ninth  part  of  Van  Dam's  ninth  part 
of  the  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Dutchess,  commonly 
called  the  little  or  second  nine  partners  tract,  (Milan,  Pine 
Plains,  &c,  Dutchess  Co.,) 142 

1755.  Dec.  20.  Petition  of  Gilbert  Burnet,  eldest  son  and  heir  at 

law  of  Wm.  Burnet,  deceased,  praying  the  annulment  of 
letters  patent,  dated  9th  April,  1719,  for  a  certain  tract  of 
land  containing  1,000  acres,  Avhich  was  patented  to  Ann 
Mullender,  and  subsequently  conveyed  to  Wm.  Burnet, 
the  bounds  of  which  as  described  in  said  patent  were 
found  to  be  incorrect,  and  also  praying  a  grant  of  said 
tract,  described  as  follows,  beginning  at  the  northeast 
corner  of  the  land  granted  to  Hugo  Frere,  and  runs  then 
south  forty-five  degrees,  east  one  hundred  chains  to  the 
side  of  the  mountains,  thence  along  said  mountains  south 
thirty  degrees,  west  one  hundred  chains,  thence  north 
forty-nine  degrees,  west  one  hundred  and  six  chains  to 
the  line  of  Hugo  Frere,  and  thence  along  the  line  of  Hugo 
Frere  as  it  runs  north  thirty  degrees  and  thirty  minutes, 
east  one  hundred  and  six  chains  to  the  place  of  beginning, 
(New  Paltz,  Ulster  Co.,) 142 

1756.  March  12.  Advertisement  of  Stephen  V.  Cortlandt  and  Pierre 

V.  Cortlandt,  executors  and  devisees  of  P.  V.  Cortlandt, 
deceased,  giving  notice  of  their  intention  of  selling  several 
lots  of  land  lying  in  the  manor  of  Cortlandt,  in  the  county 
of  Westchester,  in  order  to  satisfy  several  debts  owing 

i,:  by  said  testator, ' 144 

1759.  Feb.  12.  Petition  of  some  Houseatonuck  or  Stockbridge  In- 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  289 

Page. 

1759.  dians,  praying  his  majesty's  approbation,  for  disposing 
of  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the  province  of  New  York, 
bounded  easterly  by  the  line  dividing  the  government  of 
Boston  from  New  York,  northerly  by  New  Hampshire, 
westerly  by  some  lands  formerly  patented,  southerly  partly 
by  Van  Schaacks  and  Company's  patent,  and  by  the 
Patroon's  patent,  together  with  all  the  lands  north  of  said 
Patroon's  in  the  government  of  New  York,  east  of  Hud- 
son's river,  which  remain  unpatented  to  Josiah  Haywood 
and  others,  by  granting  letters  patent  for  the  same, 145 

Feb.  12.  Petition  of  Josiah  Haywood  and  others,  praying  a 
license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians  a  certain  tract  of  land 
land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  bounded  northerly  by  the 
manor  of  Renslaerwyck,  southerly  by  the  patents  of  Kin- 
derhook,  Claverack  and  Westenhook, 146 

Feb.  13.  Petition  of  Samuel  Robins,  Asa  Douglass  and  others, 
praying  letters  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  to  the 
southward  of  the  manor  of  Renslaerwyck,  and  to  the 
eastward  of  Kiuderhook  patent,  (Columbia  Co.,) 147 

May  25.  Petition  of  John  Tabor  Kempe  and  Goldsbrow  Ban- 
yar,  praying  letters  patent  for  a  certain  parcel  of  land  in 
the  county  of  Orange,  in  the  precinct  of  Haverstraw,  con- 
taining 218  acres,  late  the  property  of  Jobs.  Mutts,  who 
died  without  an  heir,  with 147 

June  21.  Draft  of  the  62d  instruction  of  his  majesty  which 
relates  to  the  disposal,  &c,  of  escheats  and  forfeitures,. .   147 

May  23.  Caveat  of  Vincent  Mathews,  against  granting  let- 
ters patent  for  any  of  the  lands  within  Evans'  patent 
until  he  be  first  heard,  (Ulster  Co.,) 143 

May  25.  Caveat  of  John  Tabor  Kempe,  against  granting  let- 
ters patent  for  any  of  the  lands  within  Evans'  patent  until 
he  be  first  heard,  (Ulster  county,) 148 

June  21.  Petition  of  Johannes  Montauie  and  others,  praying 
a  grant  of  two  houses  and  lots  of  ground  in  the  city  of 
New  York,  one  of  which  is  situate  in  Chamber  St.,  late 
the  property  of  Patk.  Smith,  who  died  intestate,  and 
which  became  vested  in  Rachel,  his  wife,  and  devised  by 
her  to  said  Johannes  Montanie  and  others, 148 

June  21.  Petition  of  Vincent  Mathews  and  David  Mathews, 
praying  letters  patent  for  two  tracts  of  land  lying  in  the 
county  of  Orange,  near  Puplops  kill  in  the  highlands, 
adjoining  on  both  sides  of  the  lands  granted  to  George 
Bradley  and  his  sisters,  and  the  lands  granted  to  John 
Nelson,  and  the  lands  granted  to  Gabriel  and  Win.  Lud- 
low, containing  1,800  acres,  (Monroe,  Orange  Co.,) 149 

Dec.  25.  Certificate  of  Herbert  de  Munster,  major  of  the  4th 
battalion  royal  American  regiment,  that  Francis  Gurney 
has  served  for  the  space  of  4  years, 151 

1760.  Jan.  10.  Petition  of  John  R.  Bleecker  and  others,  praying  a 

license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians,  30,000  acres  of  a  tract 
of  land  lying  to  the  north  eastward  of  the  city  of  Albany, 
on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  to  the  north  of  manor 
of  Renselaer,  to  the  west  and  south  west  of  Hosick  patent, 
37 


290  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv 

Pago. 
1760.        and  to  the  east  of  Tomhenack  creek,  (Cambridge,  Wash- 
ington county,  and  Pittstown,Schaghticoke  and  Lansing- 
burgh,  Rensselaer  county,) 152 

Feb.  1.  Petition  of  James  Bradshaw,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  his  associates,  Nathl.  Taylor  and  Dank  Taylor  and 
others,  praying  letters  patent  for  a  ti'act  of  land  on  the 
east  side  of  Hudsons  river,  six  miles  square,  beginning  at 
Fort  Edward,  and  running  thence  along  Hudsons  river 
towards  Lake  George,  and  to  be  laid  out  in  the  form  of  a 
township,  (Kingsbury,  Washington  county,) 153 

Jan.  22.  Petition  of  Danl.  Prindle  and  39  others,  praying  a 
grant  of  a  township,  six  miles  by  eight  miles,  lying  on  the 
west  of  the  township  supposed  to  have  been  granted  to 
James  Bradshaw,  of  New  Milford,  in  Litchfield,  (Queens- 
bury,  Warren  county,) 154 

Feb.  11.  Obligation  of  Elihu  Marsh  and  36  others,  who  were 
admitted  as  partners  in  the  tract  of  land  granted  to  Danl. 
Prindle  and  others,  binding  themselves  to  pay  to  sd.  Danl. 
Prindle,  their  proportion  of  the  costs  and  charges  of  sur- 
veying and  dividing  said  tract,  and  also  to  settle  a  fiunily 
upon  each  right  by  them  respectively  owned,  within  the 
time  limited,  (Queensbury,  Warren  county,)  {seepage\hi^)  155 

Feb.  14.  Petition  of  Jehiel  Hawley  and  85  others,  praying 
letters  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  sufficient  for  a  township 
of  twelve  miles  square,  lying  to  the  eastward  of  Fort 
Edward,  upon  Wood  creek,  (Washington  county,) 156 

Feb.  13.  Petition  of  Nathan  Seelye  and  39  others,  praying  a 
grant  of  a  township  of  land,  six  miles  square,  at  South 
bay,  or  Wood  creek,  or  adjoining  upon  Mr.  Prin die's, 
north  or  south,  (Washington  county,) 157 

Feb.  18.  Petition  of  Benjamin  Hoy t  and  35  others,  praying  a 
grant  of  a  township  of  the  land  at  or  near  Tionderoga, 
and  that  the  same  be  laid  out  so  as  to  include  the  mills 
near  the  fort  at  Ticonderoga,  and  the  land  on  both  sides 
of  Wood  creek, 158 

Feb.  20.  Memorial  of  James  Bradshaw,  Danl.  Prindle,  True- 
man  Hinman,  Ebenezer  Lacy,  Jehiel  Hawley  and  Benj  : 
Hoyt,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  their  respective  com- 
panies, praying  to  have  their  several  grants  of  land  located 
as  follows,  viz. :  That  said  Trueman  Hinman  and  company 
be  placed  to  the  eastward  of  the  lands  granted  to  James 
Bradshaw  and  company ;  that  Ebenezer  Lacy  &  Co.  be 
placed  to  the  westward  of  Trueman  Hinman  and  Co.,  and 
to  the  eastward  of  said  Danl.  Prindle  &  Co. ;  and  that 
Jehiel  Hawley  and  Co.  be  placed  to  the  eastward  of  said 
Trueman  Hinman  and  Ebenezer  Lacy  and  their  Cos.,  to 
extend  so  far  eastward  as  to  be  clearly  within  the  province 
of  New  York,  and  to  extend  so  far  northward  as  to  com- 
prehend the  quantity  of  lands  prayed  for  in  their  respective 
petitions, — 159 

Feb.  22.  Petition  of  Isaac  Lawyer,  John  R.  Bleecker  and  48 
others,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians,  three 
tracts  of  land  in  the  northern  part  of  the  county  of  Albany : 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  291 

Pago. 
1760.  The  first  of  which  is  bounded  on  the  south  by  the  manor 
of  Renslaerwick,  on  the  west  by  Hudson's  river,  on  the 
north  partly  by  lands  granted  by  the  patent  of  Schachti- 
cook  and  partly  by  the  lands  granted  by  the  patent  of 
Hosick,  and  on  the  east  by  said  patent  of  Hosick,  includ- 
ing all  the  lands  in  Hudsons  river  opposite  to  the  said 
tract.  Another  tract  of  about  600  acres,  formerly  reserved 
in  the  patent  of  Schachticook  for  the  use  of  the  Indians. 
And  also  another  tract,  bounded  southerly  by  the  said 
Hosick  patent,  on  the  west  and  south  west  by  the  patent 
of  Saraghtoge,  on  the  north  by  the  northerly  side  of  a 
rivulet,  called  Batten  kill,  and  on  the  east  by  the  patent 
of  Wollomscock,  and  also  by  a  line  from  the  northwesterly 
corner  of  said  Wollomscock  patent,  due  north  to  the  north 
side  of  said  Batten  kill,  (Cambridge,  Washington  county, 
Pittstown,  &c,  Rensselaer  county,)  160 

March  3.  Petition  of  Wm.  Cockroft  and  others,  praying 
letters  patent  for  26,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying 
between  Fort  Edward  and  the  falls  of  Wood  creek,  and 
also  two  tracts  of  500  acres  each,  one  for  a  glebe,  and  the 
other  for  the  maintenance  of  a  school  master,  (Hartford, 
Washington  county,) 161 

March  3.  Petition  of  Enos  Ay  res,  praying  letters  patent  for 
1,000  acres,  of  three  small  pieces  of  land  lying  in  Evans 
patent,  on  the  north  side  of  the  road  leading  from  Goshen 
to  the  water  side,  above  the  mountains  of  the  Highlands, 
(Orange  county,)   162 

March  5.  Petition  of  Elijah  Miller,  Robt.  Graham,  Wm. 
Hooker  Smith,  and  others,  to  the  number  of  eighty,  pray- 
ing letters  patent  for  51,000  acres  of  land  in  the  northern 
part  of  the  province,  bordering  on  Lake  Champlain,  and 
also  two  tracts  of  500  acres  each,  one  for  a  glebe,  and  the 
other  for  the  maintenance  of  a  school  master, 163 

March  20.  Return  of  a  survey  for  Nichs.  Colton  and  Edward 
Wilkins,  of  four  tracts  of  land,  lying  the  county  of  Orange, 
in  Evans'  patent,  containing  together,  2,000  acres, 164 

March  18.  Affidavit  of  Edward  Wilkins,  in  relation  to  his 
petition,  praying  letters  patent  for  four  tracts  of  land  in 
Evans  patent,  in  the  Highlands,  in  the  county  of  Orange, 
upon  and  between  the  mountains  near  the  lands  granted 
to  the  children  of  Richd.  Bradley, 165 

March  27.  Affidavit  of  Nichs.  Coulton,  confirming  the  claims 
set  forth  in  the  affidavit  of  Edwd.  Wilkins  to  the  lands 
petitioned  for  by  him, 166 

April  5.  Affidavit  of  Vincent  Mathews,  in  relation  to  the 
contract  made  between  him  and  Nichs.  Colton,  for  the 
lands  lying  in  Evans'  patent,  in  controversy  between  him, 
the  said  V.  Mathews,  and  Edwd.  Wilkins, 167 

April  17.  Affidavit  of  Michl.  Warner,  confirming  the  facts 
set  forth  in  the  affidavit  of  Vincent  Mathews,  in  relation 
to  the  contract  between  him  and  Nichs.  Colton,  for  lands 
lying  in  Evans'  patent,  in  the  county  of  Orange, 168 

April  18.  Affidavit  of  Fletcher  Mathews,  in  relation  to  the 


292  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xy. 

Page. 
1760.       contract  made  between  his  father,  Vincent  Mathews,  and 
Nichs.  Coulton,  for  lands  lying  in  Evans'  patent,  in  the 
county  of  Orange, 169 

April  24.  Affidavit  of  Wm.  Smith,  to  support  the  grant  of 
lands,  on  petition  of  Nichs.  Coulton  and  Edwd.  Wilkins, 
(see  2Ki(/e  164,) 1 70 

March  26.  Petition  of  James  Bradshaw,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  Co.,  praying  letters  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  6  miles 
square,  to  begin  at  Fort  Edward,  and  run  from  thence 
along  Hudson's  river,  towards  Lake  George,  together 
with  the  unpatented  islands  in  Hudson's  river,  opposite 
said  tract ;  also  two  lots  of  500  acres  each,  one  for  a  glebe 
and  the  other  for  the  maintenance  of  a  school  master, 
(Kingsbury,  Washington  Co.,) 171 

April  5.  Petition  of  Wm.  Winne,  John  Winne  and  38  others, 
praying  a  license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians,  such  a  con- 
venient tract  of  the  unpatented  lands,  situate  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  lying  between  the  western  bounds  of 
the  manor  of  Renslaerwyck,  and  the  tract  commonly 
called  the  patent  of  Schoharie,  and  then  running  along  the 
said  western  boundary  of  the  manor  of  Renslaerwick,  to 
the  southwest  corner  of  said  manor,  and  along  the  south 
line  thereof,  to  the  tract  commonly  called  Coyerman's 
patent,  and  inclosed  by  lines  parallel  to  the  southwest 
boundary  of  the  manor  of  Renslaerwick,  at  the  distance 
of  four  miles  therefrom, 172 

March  10.  Petition  of  David  Abeel  and  James  Abeel,  pray- 
ing a  license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians,  a  small  tract  of 
land,  containing  about  2,000  acres,  lying  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  opposite  the 
Half  Moon,  to  the  north  of  a  parcel  of  land  granted  to 
Fredk.  Morris,  Chs.  Williams  and  others,  and  bounded  on 
the  west  by  Hudson's  river,  (Lansingburgh,  Rensselaer 
Co.,) 173 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Jacob  Vanwagenen  and  nine  others, 
owners  of  a  tract  of  land,  late  the  property  of  Jacobus 
Aertse,  deceased,  lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  on  both 
sides  of  the  Rondout  kill,  and  known  by  the  name  of 
Maggewarsick ;  and  also  that  tract  of  upland,  that  lies  to 
the  south  of  the  aforesaid  lands,  to  the  bounds  of  the  New 
Paltz,  praying  that  if  the  trustees  of  the  town  of  Kings- 
ton should  petition  for  a  grant  or  confirmation  of  said 
tracts,  that  such  their  petition  may  not  be  granted,  until 
they  or  their  council  be  served  with  a  copy  thereof,  and 
have  an  opportunity  of  being  heard, 1 74 

May  9.  Petition  of  Sarah  Magin,  widow  of  Teady  Magin, 
Wm.  Fox  and  eleven  others,  praying  letters  patent  for 
26,000  acres  of  the  land  purchased  by  Teady  Magin,  pur- 
suant to  a  license  granted  by  Govr.  Clinton,  (seepage  49,)  175 

May  13.  Petition  of  Wm.  Smith  and  Edwd.  Wilkins,  pray- 
ing that  a  warrant  be  issued  to  the  surveyors  genl.,  for 
surveying  and  setting  off  800  acres  of  land,  lying  in  the 
Highlands,  in  the  county  of  Orange,  in  Evans'  patent,  in 


vol.  xv.]  LAND  PAPERS.  293 

Page. 
1760.        lieu  of  the  800  acres  granted  to  Vincent  Mathews  and 

David  Mathews,  with 176 

May  13.  Affidavit  of  Edwd.  Wilkins,  in  relation  to  the  value 
of  the  800  acres  of  land,  granted  to  David  Mathews  and 
Vincent  Mathews,  compared  to  a  like  quantity  in  any 
other  part  of  Evans'  patent, 176 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  John  Benninchoff  and  others,  pray- 
ing a  license  to  purchase  of  the  Indians,  40,000  acres  of  a 
tract  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north 
side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  above  Burnet's  field,  bounded 
northwesterly  by  the  patent  of  Ariskene,  southerly  by 
three  tracts  of  land,  one  granted  to  Fredk.  Morris  and 
others,  another  to  Joseph  Warrel  and  others,  and  the 
other  to  Jno.  Linn  and  others,  southeasterly  by  a  tract  of 
land,  on  Canada  creek,  granted  to  Peter  Winne,  and 
northerly  by  the  unpatented  lands  there,  (Herkimer  Co.,)   177 

July  31.  Petition  of  Wm.  Cockeroft  and  others,  praying 
letters  patent  for  26,000  acres  of  the  vacant  lands,  lying 
between  Fort  Edward  and  falls  of  Wood  creek,  (Hart- 
ford, Washington  Co.,) 178 

August  4.  Petition  of  Archibald  McBride,  James  Crawford, 
Junr.,  John  Umphry  and  Archd.  McNeile,  praying  letters 
patent  for  4,000  acres  of  the  unpatented  lands,  in  Ulster 
county,  on  the  west  side  of  the  Wall  kill,  in  the  western 
part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,. .    179 

August  4.  Petition  of  Archd.  McBride,  James  Crawford, 
James  White  and  David  Crawford,  praying  letters  patent 
for  4,000  acres  of  the  unpatented  lands,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  on  the  west  side  of  the  Wall  kill,  in  the  western 
corner  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  180 

August  15.  Petition  of  Thomas  Moore  and  Lewis  Pintard, 
praying  letters  patent  for  1,300  acres  of  a  tract  of  land, 
in  the  county  of  Orange,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  and  partly  on  the  back  of  the  lands  there,  granted 
to  Dr.  Saml.  Staats,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly 
granted  to  Capt.  Jno.  Evans, 182 

August  20.  Petition  of  Wm.  Smith  and  Edwd.  Wilkins,  re- 
citing the  prayer  of  a  former  petition,  presented  by  them, 
on  the  13th  May,  1760,  and  praying  an  immediate  deter- 
mination thereof,  (Monroe  and  Cornwall,  Orange  Co.,) . .    183 

Sept.  13.  Petition  of  Oliver  De  Lancey,  Peter  Du  Bois, 
Philip  Schuyler  and  Garret  Abeel,  and  their  associates,  to 
the  number  of  100  persons,  praying  a  license  to  purchase 
of  the  Indians,  100,000  acres  of  a  vacant  tract  of  land, 
lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  above  Saratoga,  on  the  east 
side  of  Hudson's  river,  adjoining  a  tract  granted  to  Phillip 
Schuyler,  Junr.,  and  others,  and  to  begin  at  the  northeast 
corner  of  said  tract,  and  to  run  southerly  along  said  tract 
four  miles,  then  east  twelve  miles,  then  northerly  fourteen 
miles,  then  west  fourteen  miles,  and  then  southerly  ten 
miles,  to  the  northern  bounds  of  the  above  mentioned 
tract,  then  along  the  same  tract  to  the  place  where  it  first 
began,  (Argyle,  Hebron,  Hartford,  &c,  Washington  Co.,)  184 


294  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xv. 

Page. 
1*760.  Sept.  11.  Petition  of  Henry  Wisner  and  three  others,  praying 
letters  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  the  unpatented  lands 
formerly  granted  to  Capt.  John  Evans,  in  the  county  of 
Ulster,  on  the  west  side  of  the  Wall  kill,  and  on  both 
sides  of  Shawangunk  kill, 1 85 

Sept.  12.  Petition  of  Oliver  De  Lancey,  Peter  Du  Bois,  Philip 
Schuyler  and  Garrett  Staats  and  their  associates,  to  the 
number  of  100  persons,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  of 
the  Indians  100,000  acres  of  two  tracts  of  vacant  land, 
lying  on  both  sides  of  the  Mohawk  river,  above  the  Ger- 
man Flatts ;  the  first  of  which  lies  on  both  sides  of  the  Mo- 
hawks river,  between  Cosby's  manor  and  Ariskene  patent 
and  on  the  rear  of  both  said  patents,  and  the  other  lying 
above  Fort  Stanwix,  to  the  northward  of  a  tract  granted 
to  Thos.  Wenham  and  others,  and  on  several  branches  of 
the  Mohawks  river,  (Deerfield  and  Whitestown,  Oneida 
county,) 187 

Sept.  19.  Petition  of  Johannes  Van  der  Pool  and  Robt.  Van 
Deursen,  praying  the  grant  of  a  warrant  to  the  surveyor 
general  to  survey  and  run  out  a  certain  parcel  of  land  at 
a  place  called  by  the  Indians  Petann  Hook,  being  on  the 
east  of  the  lands  patented  to  Derick  Wessels  and  Garret 
Teunisse,  and  to  the  north  of  the  patented  lands  of  the 
township  of  Kinderhook,  and  to  the  south  of  the  lands 
of  Jeremiah  Van  Renselaer,  commonly  called  the  Patroons  " 
patent,  containing  about  1,500  acres, 1 88 


VOLUME  XVI. 

1760-1763. 

Page. 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Ebenezer   Robison   and   27   others, 
volunteers  in  the  service  of  the  province  of  New  York,  in  » 
the  year  1759,  praying  their  proportion  of  the  unpatented 
lands  in  said  province,  as  sett  forth  by  proclamation  of 
Lieut.  Govr.  Delancy, 1 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Myndert  Roseboom  and  three  others, 
praying  letters  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  land  lying  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
north  of  the  manor  of  Ranslarwyck,  east  of  Hossack, 
south  of  Wollomscock,  and  the  south,  north  and  west 
bounds  of  the  land  laid  out  for  Hendrick  Snyder  and 
others,  2 

[No  date.]  Petition  of  Jury  Weever  and  George  H.  Bell 
and  their  associates,  praying  letters  patent  for  25,000 
acres  of  land  lying  on  both  sides  of  the  Mohawk  river, 

above  and  adjoining  Burnet's  field, 3 

1760.  Sept.  9.  Petition  of  Jacob  H.  Ten  Eyck  and  four  others, 
praying  license  to  purchase  5,000  acres  of  land  lying  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  to  the  northward  of  Hunter's  field 
or  Schoharie,  on  both  sides  of  Schoharie,  adjoining  a  tract 
granted  to  Myndert  Schuyler,  Peter  Van  Brugh  and  others, 
(Esperance,  Schoharie  county,)    (see  license,  page  25,) ...       4 

Oct.  15.  Petition  of  Johan  Joost  Petrie  and  his  associates  to 
the  number  of  fifty  persons,  praying  a  renewal  of  the 
license  granted  to  him  on  the  6th  April,  1755,  to  purchase 
50,000  acres  of  land  bounded  southwardly  partly  by  the 
Mohawks  river  and  partly  by  patented  lands,  eastwardly 
by  Caioharee  or  Canada  creek,  opposite  Fort  Hendrick, 
and  northwardly  by  Canada  creek  at  Burnets  field,  and 
extending  into  the  woods,  (Manheim,  Salisbury,  Norway 
and  West  Brunswick,  Herkimer  county,) 5 

Oct.  21.  Petition  of  Samuel  Auchmuty  and  eight  others, 
praying  letters  patent  for  18,000  acres,  (formerly  petitioned 
for  and  surveyed  and  laid  out  for  them,)  of  that  part  which 


296  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xvi. 

Page. 
1760.  remained  unpatented  of  two  tracts  of  land ;  one  of  which 
lies  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  to  the  westward  of  Schenectady,  and  was 
purchased  in  the  year  1733,  from  the  Indians,  by  Walter 
Butler ;  the  other  of  which  lies  in  the  same  county  on  the 
north  side  of  the  Moquase  river,  near  fifty  miles  above 
Schenectady,  and  was  also  purchased  from  the  Indians  in 
1734,  by  Jacob  Glen  and  others, 6 

Oct.  20.  Petition  of  George  Kloek,  praying  license  to  pur- 
chase a  small  piece  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on 
the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  to  the  south  of  Can- 
ada creek  or  Caihoree,  bounded  easterly  by  a  tract  granted 
to  William  Nellis  and  others,  containing  about  800  acres, 
(Herkimer  county,)   (see  page  17,) 7 

Oct.  27.  Petition  of  Philip  Livingston,  in  behalf  of  himself 
and  his  associates,  praying  license  to  purchase  a  tract  of 
land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  bounded  by  the  lands  granted  Rutger 
Bleecker  &  Co.,  and  southerly  by  lands  granted  to  Peter 
Van  Wagener  &  Co.,  commonly  called  Wagener's  patent, 
*  easterly  by  other  patented  lands,  and  westerly  partly  by 
patented  and  partly  by  vacant  lands,  containing  about 
35,000  acres,  as  also  another  tract  containing  about  500 
acres,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side 
of  the  Mohawks  river  at  Canajoharie,  bounded  by  the 
lands  granted  to  Philip  Livingston  and  others,  lands  grant- 
ed to  Rutger  Bleecker  and  others,  and  by  lands  granted 
to  Hartman  Windecker  and  others, 8 

Oct.  27.  Petition  of  Frederick  Young  and  Corns.  Ten  Broeck, 
in  behalf  of  themselves  and  associates,  praying  license  to 
purchase  a  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river  near  Canojoharie,  bound- 
ed southerly  by  lands  granted  to  James  Henderson  and 
others,  northerly  and  westerly  by  patented  lands,  and 
easterly  by  vacant  lands,  containing  30,000  acres,  (Cherry 
Valley  and  Sharon,  Otsego  and  Schoharie  counties,) ....       9 

Oct.  28.  Petition  of  Henry  White  and  his  associates,  pray- 
ing license,  to  purchase  25,000  acres  of  land  lying  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohocks  river,  beginning  at  the  north- 
westwardly bounds  of  the  lands  petitioned  for  by  Oliver 
Delancy  and  others,  and  extending  along  the  rear  of  a 
tract  granted  to  Thos.  Winham  and  others,  towards  Fort 

Stanwix, 10 

Oct.  30.  Petition  of  Isaac  Vrooman,  praying  letters  patent 
for  a  small  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  between  the  patented 
lands,  to  wit :  bounded  easterly  by  lands  granted  to  Maritie 
Damen,  southerly  by  the  manor  of  Renslaerwick,  westerly 
by  other  patented  lands,  and  northerly  by  the  Mohawks 
river,  containing  with  five  small  islands  in  said  river, 
opposite  the  said  tract  about  300  acres, 11 

Oct.  30.  Petition  of  Godfried  Miller,  Luke  Van  Ranst  and 
fourteen  others,  praying  a  warrant  of  survey  and  letters 


vol.  xvi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  297 

Pago. 
1760.  patent  for  a  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany, 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  bounded  north- 
erly by  the  lands  granted  to  Peter  Wagener  &  Co.,  east- 
erly by  lands  granted  to  John  Lindesay  and  others,  south- 
erly by  a  tract  granted  to  Volkert  Oothout  and  others, 
and  westerly  by  lake  Otseghe  and  lands  purchased  by  John 

Christr.  Hartwick,  containing  32,000  acres, 12 

Oct.  30.  Petition  of  Hendrick  Ten  Eyck,  praying  letters 
patent  for  a  small  tract  of  land  in  the  county  of  Albany 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  between  the 
patented  lands,  to  wit :  bounded  easterly  by  lands  granted 
to  Johannes  Visker,  southerly  by  other  patented  lands, 
westerly  by  lands  granted  to  said  Hendk.  Ten  Eyck,  and 
northerly  by  the  Mohawks  river,  containing  about   200 

acres,  (Glen,  Montgomery  Co.,) 13 

Nov.  1.  Return  of  survey  for  Archibald  McBride,  James 
Crawford,  junr.,  James  White  and  David  Crawford,  of 
three  tracts  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Ulster,  on  the 
west  side  of  the  Wallkill  or  Paltz  river,  containing  together 
400  acres,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 
John  Evans,  (Wallkill  and  Crawford,  Orange  Co.,)  with     14 

Nov.  1.  Plot  or  description  of  said  three  tracts, 14 

Nov.  5.  Draft  of  warrant  to  survey  and  lay  out  800  acres  of 
land  in  the  coimty  of  Orange,  for  Wm.  Smith  and  Edwd. 
Wilkins,  to  be  returned  together  with  1,200  acres  for- 
merly surveyed  for  Nichs.  Colton  and  the  said  Edwd. 

Wilkins,  (Monroe  and  Cornwall,  Orange  Co.,) 13 

Nov.  5.  Petition  of  John  Bennechoff  and  nineteen  others^ 
praying  license  to  purchase  40,000  acres  of  a  tract  of 
vacant  land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of 
the  Mohawks  river,  above  Burnet's  field,  bounded  north- 
westerly by  the  patent  of  Oriskeene,  northerly  by  three 
tracts  of  land,  the  one  granted  to  Fredk.  Morris  and 
others,  and  the  other  granted  to  John  Linn  and  others, 
southeasterly  by  a  tract  of  land  on  Canada  creek,  granted 
to   Peter   Winne,    and   northerly   by   unpatented   lands, 

(Oneida  Co.,) 16 

Nov.  1.  Draft  of  license  to  George  Klock,  to  purchase  a  small 
piece  of  land  containing  800  acres,  lying  in  the  county  of 
Albany  above  Canojoharie  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mo- 
hawks river,  to  the  south  of  a  creek,  commonly  called 
Canada  creek  or  Caioharie,  bounded  eastwardly  by  a  tract 
of  land  belonging  to  Petrus  Van  Driesen,  and  northward- 
ly by  a  tract  granted  to  Wm.  Nellis  and  others,  (Herki- 
mer Co.,) 17 

#  Dec.  1.  Warrant  of  survey  for  Isaac  Vrooman,  of  a  tract  of 
land  lying  in  the  coimty  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of 
the  Mohawk  river  ;  also  five  islands  lying  in  said  river, 
between  the  dwelling  house  of  Saml.  Cregier,  and  the 
island  called  Green  Island,  including  said  island,  contain- 
ing together  250  acres  of  land,  (Watervliet  and  5  islands 

in  Mohawk  river,)  with 18 

Dec.  1.  Plot  or  description  of  said  tract, 18 

38 


298  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xvi. 

Page. 

1760.  Nov.  10.  Petition  of  Thomas  Jones  and  his  associates,  pray- 

ing license  to  purchase  25,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  vacant 
land  lying  on  the  head  of  the  Mohawk  river  and  its  several 
branches,  and  extending  into  the  woods,  (Hartford,  Wash- 
ington Co.,) 19 

Nov.  20.  Petition  of  Wm,  Walton,  Junr.,  Jacob  Walton, 
Thos.  Walton  and  Gerard  Walton,  and  their  associates, 
praying  license  to  purchase  25,000  acres  of  the  vacant 
lands  petitioned  for  by  Thos.  Jones,  (Schuyler,  &c,  Her- 
kimer county,) 20 

Dec.  2.  Return  of  survey  for  Hendk.  Ten  Eyck,  of  a  certain 
tract  of  land,  containing  1 85  acres,  lying  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  begin- 
ning at  the  north  east  corner  of  a  tract  of  land  formerly 
granted  to  said  Hendk.  Ten  Eyck,  (Glen,  Montgomery 
county,)  with 21 

Dec.  2.  Plot  of  said  tract, 21 

Dec.  10.  Petition  of  Cadwallader  Colden,  Junr.,  and  David 
Colden,  praying  letters  patent  for  a  tract  of  land,  not 
exceeding  1,000  acres  of  the  vacant  and  unappropriated 
land,  adjoining  a  tract  of  2,000  acres  formerly  granted  to 
Cadwallader  Colden,  and  to  a  tract  in  the  possession  of 
said  Cadwallader  Colden,  Junr.,  (Montgomery,  Orange 
county,) 22 

Dec.  13.  Return  of  survey  for  Philip  Phillips,  Beverly  Robin- 
son and  Roger  Morris,  of  the  two  first  tracts  of  land,  lying 
in  the  county  of  Dutchess,  at  the  distance  of  twenty  miles 
from  Hudsons  river,  between  the  lands  formerly  granted 
to  Adolph  Phillips  and  the  equivalent  lands  surrendered 
by  the  colony  of  Connecticut  to  the  province  of  New 
York,  containing  4,505  acres, 23 

Dec.  30.  Return  of  survey  for  Philip  Phillipse,  Beverly  Robin- 
son and  Roger  Morris,  of  two  tracts  of  land,  lying  in  the 
county  of  Dutchess,  at  the  distance  of  twenty  miles  from 
Hudsons  river,  and  between  the  lands  formerly  granted  to 
Adolp  Philipse  and  the  equivalent  lands  surrendered  by 
the  colony  of  Connecticut  to  the  province  of  New  York, 
both  tracts  containing  together,  4,725  acres,  (the  patent 
of  Adolp  Phillips,  now  Putnam  county,)  with 24 

Dec.  30.  Plot  of  said  two  tracts, 24 

Dec.  31.  Ly cense  to  Jacob  H.  Ten  Eyck  and  others,  to  pur- 
chase 5,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  to  the  northward  of  Hunter's-field  or  Schoharie, 
on  both  sides  of  Schoharie  river,  adjoining  a  tract  of  land 
granted  to  Myndert  Schuyler,  Peter  Van  Brugh  and  oth- 
ers, and  lying  between  the  said  tract  and  the  land  com* 
monly  called  Butler's  purchase,  (Esperance,  Schoharie 
county,)  with 25 

1761.  April  16.  Appointment  of  John  R.  Bleecker  to  survey  said 

tracts, 25 

Jan.  6.  Petition  of  Wm.  Smith,  Jr.,  Johannes  H.  Vrooman 
and  others,  praying  a  license  to  purchase  25,000  acres  of 
unpatented  land,  lying  on  the  south  side  of*  the  Mohawks 


vol.  xvi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  299 

Page. 
1761.  river,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  laying  partly  between  two 
rivulets,  one  called  Otsquage,  and  the  other  Canojoharie 
or  Skremeling's  kill,  and  partly  to  the  southward  of  the 
rivulet  last  mentioned,  bounded  northerly  by  certain  lands 
petitioned  by  or  granted  Philip  Livingston,  Corns.  Lind- 
say, and  other  patented  vacant  lands,  southerly  by  unpa- 
tented lands,  and  easterly  by  lands  granted  to  Capt.  Dick 
and  others,  (Canajoharie,  Montgomery  county,) 26 

Jan.  7.  Petition  of  Jellis  Fonda  and  others,  his  associates, 
praying  a  license  to  purchase  25,000  acres  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river, 
to  the  northward  of  Otsquage  creek,  bounded  southwardly 
by  said  creek,  easterly  by  lands  petitioned  for  or  granted 
to  Lansingh  Livingston  and  others,  and  a  small  stream, 
called  Jurondonondago,  westerly  by  the  lands  of  John 
Anderson  and  others,  and  northerly  partly  by  lands 
patented,  and  unpatented  lands,  (Stark  and  Danube,  Her- 
kimer county,) 27 

Jan.  10.  Petition  of  Alexr.  Colden  and  three  others,  praying 
letters  patent  for  4,000  acres  of  land,  lying  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  both  sides  of  the  Mohawks  river,  bounded 
westerly,  on  both  sides  of  said  river,  by  a  tract  of  land 
granted  to  John  Lyn  and  others,  and  easterly,  on  the 
south  side  of  said  river,  by  lands  granted  to  Rudolph 
and  others,  and  easterly,  on  the  north  side  of  said  river, 
by  lands  granted  to  John  J.  Petri  and  Conradt  Richard 
and  others,  and  a  tract  granted  to  Peter  Winne,  (Herki- 
mer, Schuyler  and  Frankfort,  Herkimer  county,) 28 

Jan.  28.  Petition  of  Arah.  Ward  and  29  others,  praying 
license  to  purchase  a  township  of  25,000  acres  of  land,  in 
the  province  of  New  York,  beyond  Delaware  river,  bor- 
dering on  the  province  of  Pensylvania, 29 

Jan.  28.  Petition  of  Zacharias  Hawkins  and  30  others,  pray 
ing  license  to  purchase  a  township  of  25,000  acres  of  land, 
in  the  province  of  New  York,  beyond  Delaware  river, 
bordering  on  the  province  of  Pensylvania, 29 

1760.  Nov.  20.  Petition  of  Abrm.  Dowe  and  his  associates,  to  the 

number  of  25  persons,  praying  license  to  purchase  25,000 
acres  of  land,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side 
of  the  Mohawks  river,  bounded  southwardly  by  lands 
petitioned  for  by  John  J.  Petrie  and  others,  eastwardly 
by  Canada  creek,  opposite  Fort  Hendrick,  northwardly 
by  Canada  creek  and  Burnets  field,  and  extending  between 
said  creeks  into  the  woods,  (Salisbury,  West  Brunswick, 
&c,  Herkimer  county,) 30 

1761.  Jan.  29.  Petition  of  Peter  Van  Brugh  Livingston,  Hendk. 

Walraat  and  Thomas  Smith,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and 
22  others,  praying  license  to  purchase  25,000  acres  of  land 
on  the  south  side  of  Oneida  lake,  lying  between  the  royal 
block  house  and  the  west  end  of  Oneida  lake,  (Sullivan, 

Lenox,  Madison  county,) 31 

Feb.  16.  Petition  of  Trueman  Hinman  and  65  others  named, 
and  their  associates,  praying  a  grant  of  36,000  acres  of 


300  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xvi. 

Page. 
1761.  land,  to  be  laid  out  in  a  township  between  Fort  Edward 
and  Crown  Point,  to  be  settled  by  seventy  families, 
together  with  500  acres  for  a  minister  and  also  for  a 
schoolmaster,  (Kingsbury,  Fort  Ann,  Dresden,  &c, 
Washington  county,  and  Ticonderoga  and  Crown  Point, 
Essex  county,) 32 

Feb.  20.  Petition  of  Capt.  Walter  Rutherford,"  in  behalf  of 
himself,  and  Capt.  Quintin  Kennedy,  Lieut.  John  Duncan, 
Lieut.  George  Coventry,  and  twenty-one  other  officers, 
non-commission  officers  and  soldiers,  employed  during  the 
war,  praying  license  to  purchase  25,000  acres  of  land,  in 
the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  to  the  southwest  of  Burnetsfield,  on  both  sides  a 
branch  of  Susquehana  river,  called  by  the  Indians,  Janon- 
derie,  (Herkimer  county  ?)  33 

March  9.  Petition  of  James  Rodgers  and  his  associates, 
praying  license  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land,  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
beginning  at  the  falls  on  said  river,  above  Fort  Edward, 
at  the  northwest  bounds  of  the  patent  called  Kayaderos- 
seras,  and  running  south  westerly,  on  the  line  of  said 
patent,  ten  miles,  then  northwesterly  to  Hudsons  river 
aforesaid,  and  then  down  the  said  river  to  the  falls  therein, 
the  place  of  beginning,  in  order  to  enable  them  to  obtain 
letters  patent  for  25,000  acres  of  said  tract, 34 

March  9.  Return  of  survey  for  Cadwallader  Colden,  Junr., 
and  David  Colden,  of  720  acres  of  a  tract  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Ulster,  part  of  the  land  formerly  granted  to 
Capt.  John  Evans,  (Montgomery,  Orange  county,)  with  .     35 

March  9.  Plat  of  said  tract, 35 

March  10.  Petition  of  Major  Robert  Rogers  and  24  others, 
praying  letters  patent  for  25,000  acres  of  a  certain  tract 
of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  beginning  at  the 
garison  lands  of  Fort  William  Henry,  from  thence  run- 
ning west  two  miles,  then  northerly  to  the  head  of  Put- 
nam's brook,  that  falls  into  the  northwest  bay  of  Lake 
George,  then  easterly  to  a  place  called  the  First  Narrows, 
on  the  said  lake,  to  the  place  of  beginning,  including 
the  islands  fronting  the  said  tract,  (Caldwell  ?  Warren 
county,)  (see  page  39,) 36 

March  16.  Petition  of  John  Jones  and  his  associates,  praying- 
license  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land,  lying  about 
three  miles  from  the  west  end  of  Oneida  lake,  beginning 
at  the  north  east  corner  of  lands  lately  petitioned  for  by 
Thos.  Jones  and  others,  and  runs  from  thence  easterly 
three  miles,  thence  southerly  four  miles,  thence  westerly 
three  miles,  thence  northerly  three  miles,  to  the  place  of 
beginning,  containing  about  8,000  acres,  (Verona,  Rome, 
&c,  Oneida  county,) 37 

March  16.  Petition  of  Thomas  Jones  and  his  associates,  pray- 
ing license  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land,  lying  near 
Oneida  lake,  beginning  at  the  west  end  of  Wood  creek, 


vol.  xvi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  301 

Page- 
1761.  where  said  creek  empties  into  the  east  end  of  said  lake, 
near  the  block  house  known  by  the  name  of  Fort  Howell, 
runs  thence  northerly  along  Oneida  lake,  two  miles,  thence 
easterly,  by  a  line  that  shall  be  found  parallel  to  the  gen- 
eral course  of  that  part  of  Wood  creek,  three  miles,  thence 
southerly  four  miles,  then  westerly  three  miles,  and  thence 
northerly  two  miles  to  the  place  of  beginning,  containing 
about  8,000  acres,  (Vienna,  Oneida  county,) 38 

March  10.  Petition  of  Major  Robt.  Rogers  and  his  associates, 
praying  license  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  beginning  at  the  garison  lands  of  fort 
William  Henry,  from  thence  running  west  two  miles,  then 
northerly  to  the  head  of  the  brook  called  Putnam's  brook, 
that  falls  into  the  northwest  bay  of  Lake  George,  then 
easterly  to  a  place  called  the  First  Narrows,  on  the  said 
lake,  and  from  thence  along  the  bank  of  said  lake  to  the 
place  of  beginning,  (Caldwell  ?  Warren  Co.,) 39 

March  17.  Petition  of  Mozes  Hazzens  and  his  associates, 
praying  license  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  beginning  on  the  north  line  of  the 
patent  called  Kayaderosseras  at  the  distance  of  ten  miles 
from  the  northeast  boundary  of  the  said  patent,  then  run- 
ning southwesterly  to  the  northwest  bounds  of  the  said 
patent,  then  northerly  to  the  lands  granted  by  letters  patent 

to  and  Co.,  then  northerly  along  the  bounds  of  the 

patent  last  mentioned  to  Hudson's  river,  then  down  the 
said  river  to  the  northerly  bounds  of  the  lands  lately  peti- 
tioned for  by  Capt.  Jas.  Rogers  and  his  associates,  then 
southeasterly  to  the  place  of  beginning, 40,  41 

March  17.  Return  of  survey  for  Godfried  Miller  and  14 
others,  of  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of 
Albany  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  begin- 
ning at  a  certain  large  Birch  tree,  marked  with  the  letters 
P.  W.,  which  said  tree  stands  on  the  east  side  of  Otsego 
lake,  then  run  from  said  birch  tree  along  the  bounds  of  a 
tract  granted  to  John  Groesbeck,  Peter  Wagener  and 
others,  to  the  west  corner  of  a  tract  granted  to  Jno.  Linde- 
say,  then  along  the  said  tract  to  another  tract  of  500  acres 
granted  to  John  Lindesay,  then  along  said  tract  of  500 
acres  to  the  most  northerly  corner  of  a  tract  granted  to 
Volkert  P.  Oouthout,  John  Dewit  and  others,  then  along 
the  northerly  and  westerly  bounds  of  last  mentioned  tract 
to  where  the  river  issuing  out  of  Otsego  lake,  crosses  the 
last  mentioned  bounds,  then  up  along  the  east  side  of  said 
river  as  it  runs  to  the  aforesaid  lake,  then  along  the  south 
and  southeast  side  of  said  lake  to  the  aforesaid  birch  tree, 
containing  29,000  acres  of  land,  (Middleburgh,  Otsego 
Co.,) 42 

March  23.  Deed  between  Abrm.  Palding  of  the  one  part, 
and  Wm.  Leahy  on  the  other,  conveying  for  the  considera- 
tion of  £300,  a  house  and  lot  of  ground  132  feet  in  length 
and  twenty-five  feet  front  and  rear,  more  or  less,  together 
with  all  the  edifices,  buildings,  &c,  &c,  appertaining  to 


302  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xvi. 

Page. 
1761.  said  house  or  lott,  lying  in  Montgomery's  ward  in  city 
of  New  York,  and  bounded  as  followeth  :  to  the  south- 
ward joining  on  said  Abrah.  Palding's  estate,  inhabited 
by  Wm.  Vernald,  on  the  westwai'd  joining  on  said  Pauld- 
ing's estate  inhabited  by  Dr.  Lockwood,  to  the  north  bind- 
ing on  Abram  Pitt,  and  to  the  eastward,  binding  on  Rosi- 
vilt  street, 43 

March  26.  Petition  of  John  Christr.  Hartwick  and  ten  others, 
praying  letters  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  beginning  on  the  west  side  of  Susquehannah  river 
at  the  northerly  bounds  of  a  patent  there  gi-anted  to  Vol- 
kert  Oothout,  John  De  Witt  and  others,  and  running 
from  thence  up  said  river  six  miles  to  a  young  lime  tree, 
standing  near  the  said  river,  marked  with  the  letters  H  W, 
1754,  and  extending  in  breadth  six  miles  into  the  woods, 
containing  about  24,000  acres,  (Hartwick,  Otsego  Co.,) . .     46 

March  27.  Petition  of  Sir  William  Johnson,  baronet,  and  39 
others,  praying  license  to  purchase  40,000  acres  of  a  tract 
of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side 
of  the  Mohawks  river  near  to  Canojoharie  castle,  and 
beginning  at  the  northwesterly  corner  of  the  rear  line  of 
a  patent  purchased  by  the  late  Teady  McGin,  of  a  creek 
called  by  the  Indians  Dekayoharonwe,  and  running  a 
westerly  course  to  the  west  bank  of  another  creek  or  kill 
called  by  the  Indians  Deyoshtoraron  and  the  Christians 
Canada  kill,  at  Burnetsfield,  from  thence  down  along  the 
west  side  of  said  creek  to  the  lands  patented  formerly,  so 
down  to  the  Mohawks  river,  then  running  round  the 
several  tracts  of  land  already  patented  within  the  above 
mentioned  two  creeks,  from  the  rear  line  of  the  Mohawk's 
river,  (Fairfield,  Salisbury,  Norway,  &c,  Herkimer  Co.,)     45 

April  2.  Petition  of  Ryer  Schermerhorn,  Jacob  Schermer- 
horn  and  John  Q.uakenbush,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and 
20  others,  praying  license  to  purchase  25,000  acres  of 
land  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  east  side  of  the  Hud- 
son's river,  between  a  certain  tract  called  Wallumscot  on 
the  south,  and  Batten  kill  on  the  north,  and  lies  to  the 
east  of  a  tract  lately  for,  or  granted  to  one  Sawyer  and 
others,  (White  Creek,  Washington  Co.,)  (see  page  65,) . .     46 

April  30.  Caveat  entered  by  Wm.  Livingston,  against  grant- 
ing any  of  the  lands  lying  between  the  manor  of  Living- 
ston and  the  manor  of  Renselaerwyck,  within  20  miles  to 
the  east  of  Hudson's  river,  until  he  is  first  heard,  (Claver- 
ack,  &c,  Columbia  Co.,) 47 

May  1.  Caveat  entered  by  Johs.  Snyder,  jr.,  and  others,  the 
corporation  of  Kingston  against  the  petition  of  Tobias 
Wynkoop,  Valentine  Fiers,  Peter  Schuyler  or  any  others, 
who  may  petition  for  a  grant  of  any  lands  to  the  south  of 
a  northwest  line  to  be  drawn  from  the  head  of  Sawyer 
creek  to  the  blue  mountains,  which  might  interfere  with 
the  patent  granted  to  the  trustees  of  the  corporation  of 
Kingston,   » - ^ 


vol.  xvi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  803 

Page. 
1761.  May  6.  Petition  of  Philip  Van  Patten,  Simon  Schermerhorn, 
and  John  Glen,  junr.,  in  behalf  of  themselves  and  their 
associates,  praying  license  to  purchase  30,000  acres  of  land 
in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  about  fourteen  miles  above  Schenectady,  to  the 
northward  of  a  tract  of  land,  called  Caniaderosseros,  and 
to  the  southward  of  a  tract  called  Sagendage,   (Fulton 

county?) 48 

May  20.  Indian  deed  to  Arent  Corlaer  and  Nich's.  Lake,  of 
a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's 
river,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  both  sides  of  a  brook 
or  rivulet  called  by  the  Indians  Tightillijaghtikook,  and 
by  the  people  the  south  branch  of  Batten  kill,  bounded  on 
the  south  by  the  patent  of  Wallomsack ;  on  the  west  by 
Sawyer's  and  Lansing's  purchase,  on  the  north  by  Batten 
kill,  and  on  the  east  by  the  high  mountains,  (White  Creek, 

Washington  county,) 49 

May  26.  Certificate  of  Major  John  Spital,  certifying  that 
John  Garrison  served  6|  years  as  private  soldier  in  Capt. 
Thos.  Smith's   company,  being   the   time  for  which   he 

engaged  to  serve, 50 

May  27.  Petition  of  Catharine  Colden,  Goldsbrow  Banyar 
and  11  others,  praying  letters  patent  for  1,000  acres  to  each 
respectively,  of  land  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  bounded 
northerly  by  the  manor  of  Renslaerwyck,  westerly  by  the 
lands  granted  to  Andries  Gardiner,  the  lands  granted  to 
Burger  Fuych  and  others,  and  the  lands  granted  to  the 
inhabitants  of  Kinderhook,  and  south  by  the  lands  granted 
to  Henry  Van  Renselaer,  known  by  the  name  of  Claver- 
ack,  (Chatham,  Austerlitz,  Canaan,  &c,  Columbia  county,)  51 
May  29.  Petition  of  George  H.  Bell  and  George  Wever, 
praying  a  license  to  purchase  25,000  acres  of  land  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  beginning  at  the  west  side  of  Canada  creek,  at  Bur- 
net's field,  and  runs  along  the  north  line  of  said  patent  of 
Burnet's  field  westward  till  it  meets  with  the  east  corner 
of  the  manor  of  Cosby,  thence  northerly  ten  miles  into 
the  woods,  then  easterly  to  Canada  creek  aforesaid,  then 
southerly  along  the  said  creek  to  the  place  of  beginning, 
(Newport,  Herkimer  county,  and  Trenton,  Oneida  county,)  5 1 
June  3.  Petition  of  Conradt  Franck  and  4  others,  praying 
letters  patent  for  5,000  acres  of  land  lying  in  the  county 
of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  be- 
tween two  tracts  of  land  granted  to  Rudolph  Staley  and 

six  others,  (German  Flats,  Herkimer  county,) 53 

June  10.  Petition  of  Isaac  Sawyer  and  GO  others,  praying 
letters  patent  for  four  certain  tracts  of  land  lying  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  con- 
taining in  the  whole  about  60,000  acres,  with  such  addi- 
tions to  the  largest  tract  of  the  said  four  tracts,  as  will  be 
made  by  extending  the  east  line  thereof,  north  over  Batten 
kill,  and  thence  forty  chains,  and  from  thence  northeasterly 
to   the  northeast  corner  of  the   patent  of  Saraghtoge, 


304  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xvi. 

Page. 
1761.  which  small  addition  of  about  2,000  acres,  being  part  of 
the  land  formerly  granted  to  Godfrey  Dellius,  is  now  vested 
in  the  crown,  (1st  and  2d  tract  inSchaghticoke  and  Lansing- 
burgh,  the  3d  tract  in  Pittstown,  all  in  Rensselaer  county, 
and  the  4th  tract  in  Cambridge,  Washington  county,) .  .54,  65 

June  10.  Petition  of  Vincent  Mathews  and  David  Mathews, 
praying  a  return  of  survey,  in  order  to  obtain  letters 
patent  for  800  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  a  tract  of  1,800 
lying  in  the  highlands,  in  the  county  of  Orange,  formerly 
petitioned  for  by  them,  a  part  of  which  tract  was  also 
petitioned  for  by  Nich's  Colton  and  Edward  Wilkins,  and 
for  which  his  honor  the  late  Lieut.  Governor,  in  council, 
was  pleased  to  order  a  warrant  of  survey  to  be  made  of 
800  acres  out  of  said  tract,  which  warrant  of  survey  was 
denied  them  by  reason  of  a  caveat  entered  by  Wm.  Smith, 
in  behalf  of  himself  and  Edward  Wilkins,  against  the 
said  survey,  (Monroe,  Orange  county,) 56 

June  15.  Petition  of  Arent  Van  Corlaer,  Nich's  Lake  and  3 
others,  praying  letters  patent  for  5,000  acres  of  land  lying  on 
the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on 
both  sides  of  a  brook  or  rivulet  called  by  the  Indians 
Tightikillijagtikook,  by  the  white  people  the  south  branch 
of  Batten  kill,  bounded  on  the  south  by  the  patent  of 
Wallumschack,  on  the  west  by  Sawyer's  and  Lansingh's 
purchase,  on  the  north  by  Batten  kill,  and  on  the  east  by 
the  high  mountains,  (White  Creek,  Washington  county,) 
{see  page  49,) 57 

June  15.  Petition  of  Johannes  Lawyer  and  six  others,  pray- 
ing letters  patent  for  11,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  13,000 
acres  formerly  purchased  from  the  Indians,  lying  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  to  the  west  of  Schoharie  creek,  on  the 
north  and  west  sides'  of  a  tract  of  land  formerly  granted 
to  Jacob  Borst,  Barent  Huser  and  others,  (Sharon,  Scho- 
harie county,) 58 

June  15.  Petition  of  John  McNeile  and  three  others,  pray- 
ing letters  patent  for  a  certain  tract  of  land  lying  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mohawks 
river,  beginning  at  a  hole  where  a  stream  runs  into  the 
ground,  being  the  beginning  of  a  tract  granted  formerly 
to  Adam  Young  and  others,  (Stark,  Herkimer  county,  and 
Springfield,  Otsego  county,) 59 

[No  date.]  Caveat  entered  by  Volkert  P.  Douw,  mayor,  and 
Abm.  Ten  Broeck,  in  behalf  of  the  corporation  of  the  city 
of  Albany,  against  granting  to  any  person  the  quantity  of 
500  acres  of  meadow  land,  patented  to  said  corporation 
and  their  successors,  in  such  part  of  Schaahtecogue,  or 
the  land  adjacent,  as  the  said  corporation  should  think 
most  convenient;  also  against  granting  the  quantity  of 
1,000  acres  of  meadow  land,  lying  at  Tionnondorage, 
which  was  conveyed  by  the  same  letters  patent  to  the  said 
corporation  and  their  successors,  in  such  part  of  Tion- 
nondorage, or  the  land  adjacent,  on  both  sides  the  river, 
as  they  should  think  most  convenient, . : 60 


vol.  xvi.]  LAND  PAPERS.  305 

Page. 
1 701.  June  1 7.  Warrant  to  Cadwallader  Colden  and  Alerr.  Golden, 
to  survey  for  Johs.  Vander  Pool  and  Robert  Van  Duer- 
6en,  two  certain  tracts  of  land,  containing  together  2,500 
acres,  the  first  of  which,  containing  1,000  acres,  was  pur- 
chased by  a  license  obtained  on  a  petition,  presented  by 
Johs.  Van  Duersen,  father  of  said  Robt.  Van  Duersen 
and  John  Vander  Pool,  to  the  honble.  Geo.  Clarke,  lieut. 
governor ;  said  tract  lies  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the 
south  side  of  the  patented  lands  of  Jeremiah  Van  Rense- 
laer  (commonly  called  the  Patroon's  patent,)  and  on  the 
north  side  of  a  patent  granted  to  Burgher  Huyck,  John 
Van  Alstyne  and  others,  and  is  on  both  sides  of  Kinder- 
hook  creek;  and  the  other  tract  of  15,000  acres,  lies  at  a 
place  called  Petam's  hook,  being  to  the  east  of  lands 
patented  to  Derick  Wessels  and  Garret  Teunisse,  and  on 
the  north  of  the  patented  lands  of  the  township  of  Kin- 
derhook,  and  on  the  south  of  the  line  of  the  said  Jere- 
miah Van  Renselaer,  (Westenhook  patent,)  with 61 

June  17.  Appointment  of  Peter  Dubois,  as  deputy  surveyor, 
to  execute  the  above  warrant, 61 

June  17.  Warrant  to  survey  Westenhook  patent, 62 

June  23.  Petition  of  Wm.  Cunningham,  praying  letters 
patent  for  three  small  tracts  of  land,  containing  together 
8,000  acres,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north 
side  of  the  Mohawks  river,  the  first  of  which  is  situate 
between  the  patent  of  the  German  flatts  and  Glen's  pur- 
chase, the  second  of  which  is  bounded  northeasterly  by  a 
lott  of  woodland,  in  Burnet's  field,  called  Number  Six, 
southwesterly  by  lott  Number  Five,  and  south  by  the 
Mohawks  river ;  and  the  third  of  said  tracts  is  bounded 
by  certain  lotts  of  woodland,  in  Burnett's  field,  called  and 
known  by  the  name  of  lots  No.  1,  No.  2,  No.  3,  No.  4, 
No.  6  and  No.  24,  (Herkimer,  Herkimer  Co.,) 63,  64 

June  24.  Reasons  offered  by  Ryer  Schermerhorn,  Jacob 
Schermerhorn  and  John  Quackenbos,  in  behalf  of  them- 
selves and  others,  against  granting  the  petition  of  Arent 
Van  Corlaer  and  others,  praying  a  grant  of  5,000  acres  of 
land,  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river,  (White  Creek, 
Washington  Co.,  ?)  (see  page  46,) 65 

June  27.  Return  of  survey  for  Johannes  Lawyer,  Jr.,  and 
six  others,  of  a  certain  tract  of  land,  containing  7,000 
acres,  in  the  county  of  Albany,  to  the  westward  of  Scho- 
hary,  on  the  north  and  west  sides  of  a  tract  of  15,000 
acres,  formerly  granted  to  Jacob  Borst  and  others,  (Sha- 
ron, Schoharie  Co.,) 66 

June  29.  Petition  of  Wm.  Van  Bergen,  Martin  Garetse  Van 
Bergen  and  James  Umphry,  Junr.,  praying  license  to  pur- 
chase 3,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land,  lying  in  the  county  of 
Albany,  on  the  west  side  of  Hudson's  river,  between 
Cattskill  creek  and  Schohary,  near  Batavia,  (Windham, 
Greene  Co.,)   67 

July  1.  Petition  of  Abrm.  Lott,  Jr.,  and  nineteen  others, 
praying  letters  patent  for  20,000  acres  of  a  tract  of  land, 
39 


306  LAND  PAPERS.  [vol.  xvi. 

Page. 
1761.  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  on  the  north  side  of  the 
Mohawks  river,  between  two  creeks,  the  one  called  Gar- 
oge  creek,  and  the  other  Caioharon  or  Canada  creek, 
about  five  miles  from  said  river,  on  the  back  or  northerly 
bounds  of  lands  there  purchased  and  since  granted  to 
George  Klock,  Win.  Nellis  and  others,  and  extending 
from  thence  seven  miles  into  the  woods,  (Oppenheim, 
Ephratah  and  Stratford,  Fulton  Co.,) 68 

July  2.  Petition  of  Hendk.  Schneyder  and  nine  others,  pray- 
ing a  grant  of  a  certain  tract  of  vacant  land,  lying  in  the 
county  of  Albany,  on  the  east  side  of  Hudson's  river, 
bounded  northerly  by  the  patent  of  Wallumschack,  south- 
wardly by  the  manor  of  Renselaerwyck,  westwardly  by 
the  patent  of  Hoseck,  and  eastwardly  by  other  vacant 
lands,  containing  about  10,000  acres,  (Hoosick,  Rensselaer 
Co.,) 69 

July  6.  Return  of  survey  for  Vincent  Mathews  and  David 
Mathews,  of  two  tracts  of  land,  containing  together  180 
acres,  lying  in  the  county  of  Orange,  adjacent  to  Puplop's 
pond,  being  part  of  the  lands  formerly  granted  to  Capt. 
John  Evans,  (Monroe,  Orange  Co.,)  with 70 

July  6.  Draft  of  the  same, 70 

July  8.  Petition  of  Jacob  H.  Ten  Eyck  and  three  others, 
praying  letters  patent  for  two  tracts  of  land,  containing 
together  3,500  acres,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  the 
first  of  which  was  lately  purchased  by  them,  and  lies  on 
the  west  side  of  Schoharie  river,  containing  about  1,855 
acres ;  the  second  of  said  tracts  lies  on  the  east  side  of 
Schoharie  river,  and  is  part  of  a  large  tract  formerly  pur- 
chased by  Walter  Butler  and  others,  and  contains  1,645 
acres,  (Esperance,  Schoharie  county,  and  Duanesburgh, 
Schenectady  county,) 71 

July  8.  Petition  of  Fredk.  Bell  and  his  associates,  praying 
license  to  purchase  a  certain  tract  of  land,  containing 
25,000  acres,  lying  in  the  county  of  Albany,  to  the